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Man accused of drug crime after police allegedly discover pot

Being arrested and facing serious drug charges can be intimidating. Unfortunately, the nightmare of being accused of committing a drug crime is an unfortunate reality for many. One California man recently faced drug and felony weapons charges and entered a not guilty plea.

The incident started when police responded to a call on a recent Wednesday night regarding yelling and shots being fired at a residence. When police arrived, they apparently heard shouting coming from the inside of the home. A man, said to be 36, opened the door. Police proceeded to search the home for any injured individuals.

While there, police say they found a big marijuana grow along with a gun. After obtaining a warrant, they allegedly recovered more than 250 pot plants. They also confiscated ammunition and a handgun, police said. That's when the man was arrested. Police claim that the man's house had an electrical bypass that enabled him to steal the electricity needed for his marijuana growing equipment.

The man was being held in jail on a bail of $50,000. It is essential that prosecutors prove that the man engaged in a drug crime beyond a reasonable doubt; only then can a conviction be secured in this case. The search of the man's property must have been accomplished according to applicable laws and procedures as well. Just as other people charged with crimes are entitled to legal protections in California, the man has the right to vigorously defend his innocence and seek his best interests. While it remains to be seen how this case will be resolved, the accused man is entitled to choose the direction in which he wishes to proceed with his criminal defense.

Source: wdailypress.com, "Phelan man pleads not guilty to weapons, drug charges", , Sept. 2, 2014

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