July 26, 2012
A three-month investigation ended on July 13 with the arrest of two men in Oxnard for multiple drug offenses. According to The Ventura County Star, a 33-year-old and 19-year-old were arrested in a home in an unincorporated part of Oxnard after police executed a search warrant of the premises.
Oxnard Police revealed that its narcotics unit and special enforcement unit found 24 grams of cocaine, 54 grams of methamphetamines, three shotguns, five rifles, and 10 handguns on the premises and at a secondary location. The 33-year-old was charged with possession of methamphetamine and cocaine for sale as well as possession of an assault weapon and a stolen firearm. The 19-year-old was charged with possession of methamphetamine and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
It has currently not been revealed what prompted the investigation or what led police to the residence. The two men are currently being held by Oxnard police.
There are a multitude of weapons charges in Southern California; however, California Penal Code Section 12280 states that it is illegal to manufacture, sell, lend, or possess assault weapons, which is a felony punishable by four, six, or eight years in state prison. Possession of methamphetamine, like all other illegal drugs in California, is punishable depending on the amount of drugs confiscated. Under California Health and Safety Code 11377, this can be charged as a misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine, or a felony punishable by 16 months, two years, or three years and a $10,000 fine.
If you or your loved one is facing drug charges, Oxnard drug crime defense attorney Daniel E. Kann can provide you with the legal representation you need. For more information on how the Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann is able to help you in your case, contact us today at (805) 290-4932.