Man faces several drug charges following police search

Police in California recently seized a large quantity of drugs and made an arrest in connection with it. The man whom police took into custody on drug charges is 39 years old. His arrest took place after police served a search warranty at a residence on a Friday.

Police said that as they approached the home, they came into contact with the man, who was sitting in a car at the time. They searched him after serving the search warrant, and they reportedly found in his pocket a little more than one ounce of a substance they suspected was methamphetamine. The man also allegedly had over $1,400 on him. The police then searched two nearby homes that were included in their search warrant.

In the first house, they allegedly discovered four packages that each contained a pound of methamphetamine, which were reportedly hidden in an oven. Two big bags were also found that each had about a quarter pound of the same drug in it. Five more bags containing the drug were also allegedly found in an ice chest. The second home also was reportedly found to have about 20 pounds of marijuana in it along with $3,600. The car the man had been sitting in also allegedly had a big box with about 26 pounds of marijuana that had been processed.

Police said that through their search, they uncovered over 5.3 pounds of the drug methamphetamine, over 50 pounds of marijuana and cash totaling $5,000, with the drugs' street value being a total of more than $285,000. The man now faces charges of possessing a drug for sale, renting a location to sell or store a drug, possessing a drug, possessing marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia. Anyone facing drug charges in California has the right to vigorously fight the charges at trial, where prosecutors have to prove them beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can happen.

Source: lakeconews.com, "Sheriff's Narcotics Unit seizes more than 5 pounds of meth", Oct. 4, 2017

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