Last month, law enforcement authorities seized significant quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine and weapons from an individual believed to be involved in drug trafficking in Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County. Authorities think the drug trafficking operation originated in Mexico.
Drug Trafficking Alleged After Vehicle Search
Local authorities followed a drug trafficking suspect to a residence in the Sun Valley section of Los Angeles and after performing a traffic stop, searched his vehicle. The search produced approximately 60 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value of nearly $700,000. The officers obtained a warrant for the residence the man had traveled to, and seized additional drugs, weapons and nearly $200,000 in cash from inside the home.
The legality of drug trafficking charges often hinges upon the initial search and seizure of evidence. When a search has been improperly conducted, all evidence related to it is tainted and can be excluded by the Court. In drug trafficking cases, which can carry extremely long sentences, you need the assistance of an aggressive Los Angeles criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has significant experience in both drug trafficking defense and search and seizure defense. Mr. Helfend will work hard to get drug charges against you reduced or dropped.
Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience and takes cases in Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Don’t gamble your freedom on an inexperienced criminal defense attorney, or one who won’t aggressively fight the charges against you.
Contact Robert Helfend today for a consultation on your charges of drug trafficking in Los Angeles.
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