A man in California has been accused of engaging in drug sales. Specifically, he is said to have been selling steroids out of his house. The man facing drug charges turned himself in to police last month.
Local police received notification from the United States Department of Homeland Security back in February that the agency had intercepted nearly a couple of pounds of steroids. The steroids were reportedly mailed from another country to a 36-year-old man. Local authorities ended up searching the man's home the following month.
At the man's home, police allegedly found nearly 10 pounds of steroids in powder form and 10 pounds of the liquid form of the drug. Authorities said they also discovered $25,000 and thousands of objects that appeared to be tools used for a drug lab and drug sales enterprise. The man now faces a dozen felony drug charges.
Just because a person in California has been charged with a crime does not mean he or she is automatically guilty. Drug charges and other criminal charges have to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can happen. This standard is in place in an effort to protect innocent people from being convicted of crimes and punished accordingly. Defense counsel may focus primarily on the evidence that the prosecution plans to present to support the allegations. The criminal defense will push for an outcome that is ultimately in the client's best interests, considering his or her case's circumstances, while also striving to ensure that his or her rights are upheld during all states of the criminal proceeding.
Source: Pleasant Hill, CA, Patch, "Contra Costa Man Arrested For Alleged Steroid Sales", Nov. 8, 2016