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Drugs found on Lil Wayne's private jet

Lil Wayne was accused of being in possession of a gun and drugs after flying from California to Miami on his private jet. Federal agents who had gotten a search warrant entered the 37-year-old rapper's Gulfstream G-V plane after it touched down at Miami-Dade Opa Locka Executive Airport on Dec. 23. Miami-Dade police officers were also part of the search team.

THC vaporizing presents problems for law enforcement

Law enforcement agencies in California and around the country are struggling to contend with a flood of THC vaporizer cartridges that have been linked to deadly lung diseases. Drug users like vaporizing marijuana because it is discrete and avoids the distinctive aroma produced by smoking it, but many of the THC cartridges being sold on the street and in unlicensed dispensaries, which are often made in basements and backrooms, have been linked to serious health problems.

How does crystal meth affect your health?

Using illicit drugs like crystal meth often results in serious legal issues, including jail time, mandatory drug rehabilitation, and fines. It also takes a toll on your physical and mental well-being, and these effects may be permanent depending on how long you abuse the drug. WebMD explains some of the health effects of crystal meth use, many of which can be severe. 

How a drug possession charge can affect you

If you are facing a drug possession charge in California, you may think prison time is unavoidable. The good news is that possession is now classified as a misdemeanor, which means the consequences are less severe than they would be if it was a felony. With the right defense, you may be able to avoid jail altogether.

Is Marijuana Possession a Misdemeanor in California?

California has led the nation in embracing the medical and recreational use of marijuana. Following the state's historic passing of Prop 215 in 1996, which was the first statewide medical marijuana initiative to pass in the U.S., California voters have continually shown their support for rolling back draconian marijuana drug crime laws that originated from America's War on Drugs. Over the years, various measures and laws have been passed to decriminalize and even legalize marijuana in the state of California.

Mom with 2 Kids in Car Arrested at Border Patrol Checkpoint for Meth Possession

Posted By The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman || 7-May-2014

A woman who was driving with her two children in the car was arrested Monday morning at a Border Patrol checkpoint near San Clemente on the northbound 5 freeway, for possession of more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine.

Suspect Arrested for Alleged Sale of Pot Brownies to Orange County Students

Posted By The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman || 11-Mar-2014

A Costa Mesa man has been arrested following a two-month police investigation involving the sale of "pot brownies," brownies laced with marijuana, to underage students across Orange County.

State Prison Populations Continue to Drop, Increase at Federal Level

Posted By The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman || 3-Feb-2014

How State Prisons Are Staying a Step Ahead of the Feds

Headlines read out "overcrowded prisons" across the nation. Many federal prisons are above maximum capacity. In fact, the U.S. prison population has increased eightfold since the 1980s. As federal incarceration rates continue on an upward trend, state prison populations are beginning to decline. Multiple states even closed prisons last year.

Are Mandatory Minimum Sentences Putting the Right People in Prison?

Posted By The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman || 25-Jan-2014

The Costly Consequences of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Mandatory minimum sentencing has become a controversial topic within recent months, especially after Attorney General Eric Holder's August 2013 announcement that he would seek to cut mandatory minimums for drug offenders. The term "war on drugs" was coined in the 1980s by politicians who promised to get tough on crack cocaine offenders.

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