Vehicle theft, drug charges filed against woman and man

A woman and man in California currently face criminal charges after police said they discovered them in an RV trailer that had been stolen. Their arrests took place on a recent Tuesday morning. The two individuals are also facing drug charges.

Police said they went to a convenience store after receiving a report about a vehicle that two people were occupying there. It appeared that the two people had passed out. The two people inside the vehicle, which had an RV trailer on the back of it, were a 54-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman.

The two individuals reportedly told police that they were homeless and had no place to live. Police said the couple also admitted that they had stolen the trailer so that they could live in it. The woman was not able to stay awake during her interaction with police, and police said they spotted a metal spoon near her that featured a brown substance that was later determined to be heroin. Police also reportedly discovered two glass pipes in the vehicle along with five anti-anxiety drug pills in the woman's purse, even though the woman had no prescription for them. The couple was taken into custody on the charges of possessing drug paraphernalia, vehicle theft and receiving property they knew had been stolen.

The woman and man facing theft and drug charges in California have the right to fight these charges at trial. Prosecutors must prove every element of the pending charges -- a burden that is frequently hard to meet. The criminal defense will examine the clients' cases closely and employ legal strategies aimed at producing the best possible outcomes for the accused.

Source:, "Modestans arrested in Tuolumne on stolen-vehicle, drug charges", Sept. 15, 2016

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