Two Los Angeles women face drug possession in Dallas, TX. The pair boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Dallas last month carrying 60 pounds of marijuana. While workers unloaded the flight’s bags, an airport police officer smelled the marijuana in the women’s bags. A drug-sniffing dog confirmed the find.
The officer confiscated the bag, and then went to the Southwest baggage office, where the two women had gone. Airport security officers approached the women and began questioning them. The mother told officers that she and her daughter were visiting Dallas for the weekend, but had not booked a hotel. She also admitted that she had marijuana in her luggage.
The daughter was carrying a backpack with a LAPD emblem on it. According to police, smugglers often use police insignia to attempt to avoid interdiction. When officers searched the bags, they found 62 bundles of marijuana, wrapped multiple times and vacuum-sealed. Authorities arrested both women and they each posted a $5,000 bail. Investigators did not disclose the intended recipient of the drug delivery.
The mother has a previous criminal history that includes child neglect and child abandonment, wire fraud and bank fraud conspiracy. The confiscated marijuana has a street value of about $125,000.
Los Angeles Drug Possession Lawyer
When you face charges for drug crimes in Los Angeles, hire an experienced drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes drug cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. It is a violation of state and federal law to transport marijuana (or any other drug) for sale elsewhere. You can face charges in multiple states, as well as federal charges.
Although California has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, most other states have not. You face the very serious risk of prosecution when you attempt to transport California-legal marijuana elsewhere for sale. When you face this kind of prosecution, your best defense begins with a knowledgeable, aggressive criminal defense attorney.
Mr. Helfend does not judge clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he works hard to provide the best possible defense in their circumstances. Mr. Helfend practices law in both federal and California state courts. Don’t rely on inexperienced counsel, and don’t assume that you have no options in a drug crimes case.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County drug possession case.
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