Prosecutors have charged two men in connection with a heroin trafficking ring that transported drugs from Los Angeles to Detroit. A Detroit resident and a Pasadena man face drug possession and conspiracy charges following the arrest of a drug courier at Los Angeles International Airport. The Pasadena man was also a fugitive, and was wanted in Detroit for a 2012 attempted murder.
Police arrested the courier, a Detroit woman, in early March as she attempted to board a plane from Los Angeles to Detroit. TSA agents discovered two kilos of heroin and one kilo of cocaine in her checked luggage. Federal prosecutors charged the woman with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. If convicted she could be sentenced to life in prison.
According to prosecutors, the Detroit man hired the woman to transport the drugs from Pasadena to Detroit, aboard a commercial flight. She picked up the drugs from the Los Angeles man and attempted to board the flight. Following her arrest, authorities also arrested the other two men.
During a search, they discovered a UPS receipt for a package bound for Detroit. Authorities in Michigan intercepted the package and discovered that it contained an additional quantity of heroin and fentanyl, for which the men were also charged.
Los Angeles drug possession attorney
Although California has reduced the criminalization of drug possession, Proposition 47 does not apply to drugs intended for sale. Those penalties are still in place, and they are severe. In addition, transporting drugs for sale becomes a federal crime. The vast majority of federal prosecutions today involve drug crimes, so prosecutors are well equipped to try drug cases in the federal court system. That’s why you need an experienced drug possession attorney with specific experience in federal defense.
Robert Helfend is an experienced, aggressive Los Angeles based criminal defense attorney who takes cases in both federal and state courts. Mr. Helfend manages each case personally, so his clients always receive his full attention and the benefit of his extensive criminal defense experience.
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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