Ten members of an Inglewood street gang face federal drug possession charges following their arrests last month. A grand jury indicted 15 members of the gang, 10 of whom are in custody. Local authorities also had one other indicted individual in custody. The other four remain at large. Those arrested include residents of Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Inglewood. According to authorities, the arrested individuals belong to the 92 Osage Legend Crips.
The 16-count indictment includes conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Some defendants also face charges for maintaining a drug house, and possession with intent to distribute. Additional charges include distribution of crack cocaine, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking and weapons charges.
Some of the indicted gang members operated a business that appeared to be a convenience store. They actually used the building for processing and storage of cocaine. FBI agents who investigated the case say the gang used violence and intimidation to manage their territory. Although investigators characterize the gang as violent, the indictment contained no violent crime charges. If convicted, the men face dozens of years in prison.
Inglewood Drug Possession Lawyer
When you face charges for drug crimes, hire an experienced drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense.
The majority of people incarcerated in both federal and California prisons are serving sentences for drug crimes. Federal prosecutors have become experts at winning convictions for drug crimes. For no other reason, your best defense includes the counsel of an experienced defense lawyer. Not having an aggressive attorney puts you at serious risk of losing your freedom.
Mr. Helfend takes federal cases in any circuit in the United States. He also takes state cases in Southern California counties. He handles each case personally, so you will always work directly with him on your case.
When you face federal charges, don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do to defend yourself! 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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