A California man is facing allegations that he engaged in the sale of drugs by mail. The drug charges include allegations of selling heroin and methamphetamine, among other drugs. Police said this is the third time he has been arrested on charges related to drugs.
The authorities reportedly searched the man's home and say they discovered meth, Xanax pills, heroin and synthetic heroin. Police also reported that even though the man was allegedly unemployed, they found cash totaling $8,000 from his house. Back in 2012, police said they discovered prescription pills, ecstasy and a stolen handgun that was loaded in his car while the man was sitting in the vehicle in a restaurant parking lot.
The man was also arrested in 2013 on charges related to possessing meth to be sold. The recent arrest occurred while police were performing a community supervision-related visit for criminals who had been convicted and were released from prison. He has been charged with the possession of controlled substances to be sold as well as violating the conditions and terms of his prison release.
It's natural for the man to feel uneasy about what may happen to him in light of this third arrest. However, he is presumed innocent until and unless prosecutors can actually prove the most recent charges in court, an evidentiary burden that is often difficult to meet. Only then can a conviction be handed down in his case involving the drug charges. The man has the right to aggressively defend himself and take advantage of all legal protections given to him under California law.
Source: Napa Valley Ca. Patch, "Meth By Mail? Napa Man Accused of Selling Drugs Nationwide", Susan C. Schena, Jan. 19, 2015