The Los Angeles Police Department, working in conjunction with other local, state and federal agencies, conducted multiple drug raids and arrested 19 people for drug possession offenses in the city’s Skid Row area. The raids netted nearly $2M in cash, as well as large quantities of drugs, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine. About one-third of the cash seized was in $1 increments.
According to police, the arrests were targeted at dealers who sell drugs to the homeless in Los Angeles. One of those arrested was Derrick Turner, the alleged “kingpin” of the drug selling operation. He has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit a crime and possession for sale of a controlled substance and proceeds derived from drug sales.
An experienced LA drug possession attorney
If you’ve been arrested on drug possession charges, you could be risking your freedom and livelihood. Depending upon the circumstances, possession can be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony. Because the law distinguishes among the variety of circumstances surrounding possession cases, it is important that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney in court with you.
Robert Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively, and with more than 30 years of experience as a drug possession attorney, Mr. Helfend can provide you with a solid criminal defense. He takes possession cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. He is known among his peers and colleagues as an aggressive, respected criminal defense attorney.
When you’ve been charged with a serious, drug-related offense, including possession, you want to put a highly competent criminal defense attorney to work for you. Don’t gamble with your rights and freedom.
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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