Instead of crack houses, California authorities may be focusing more on closing down meth houses in recent months. The increased law enforcement focus on methamphetamine manufacture and sales seems generally to be a national trend. In San Diego County on a recent weekend Sheriff's deputies raided a property in Lakeside, arrested eight people on various drug crime charges and condemned the real estate.
A recreational marijuana referendum in California is in the works for presentation to the voters in Nov. 2016. Currently, a blue-ribbon panel chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has published its 93-page report that sets forth various general considerations and issues identified for further resolution. The report is presented as a group of options on marijuana legalization rather than a detailed floor plan.
Happy Valley in Shasta County was not living up to its name on Tuesday evening, July 14, when police received reports of someone shooting from a moving vehicle. The shooting reportedly occurred on Happy Valley Road. Police reported that the caller described the vehicle, which police allegedly stopped a short time later. They arrested the driver and his passenger, both California residents, on drug crime charges relating to methamphetamine possession.
It is no longer unusual to see authorities charge a practicing physician with drug charges. Such cases usually concern the alleged illegal writing of prescriptions for controlled drugs, although some cases also involve the doctor's personal addiction. In a recent California arrest and prosecution, a doctor from Ranch Palos Verdes is accused of the drug crime of writing illegal prescriptions for controlled drugs to undercover agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.