As Coast Guard crews were on patrol late Tuesday, December 10, 2012, they spotted two vessels on radar just northwest of Catalina Island.
After a brief pursuit, eight people were arrested. A search of one of the vessels in which four of the eight arrestees were on revealed 2000 pounds of marijuana.
The men and the marijuana were transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigation agents for further investigation.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is expected to file drug trafficking charges against the four men who were on board with the drugs.
Drug trafficking charges are taken very seriously and can result in m either a misdemeanor charge or a felony charge at either state or federal level depending on all the surrounding circumstances such as type of drug, amount of drug and criminal history.
Our criminal law firm are experienced in handling drug crime cases including trafficking, manufacturing, and possessing.
We know our way around the legal system. As your defense attorney, our main goal in defending our clients is to get the best possible results.
If you or someone you know is facing a drug crime, on state or federal level, contact the Hedding Law Firm to discuss the details of your case.