On June 5, it was reported that four people were taken into custody at a California dog boarding facility. According to the report, three men and one woman were accused of drug-related crimes.
Undercover detectives had been watching the dog boarding facility, located in the 100 block of West Walnut Avenue in Fullerton, for possible drug sales. They saw a man who had an outstanding warrant at the facility and made contact with him. At this time, they took him into custody after they allegedly recovered 28 grams of heroin and 1.6 grams of methamphetamine. They then searched the facility where the man lived, which had approximately 20 dogs inside. While the dogs all appeared healthy, the authorities claim to have found numerous items indicating that drugs sales were occurring at the facility.
Authorities ultimately took the business owner and two other employees into custody while the investigation was underway. Two individuals were charged with drug possession and drug paraphernalia. The third person was charged with heroin possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. A third employee who was not thought to be involved in the alleged drug activity remained to care for the dogs.
Those who are accused of drug crimes often face serious consequences, such as an extended prison sentence, a criminal record that could prevent a person from seeking employment in the future and major fines that they may not be able to afford. A criminal law attorney may fight the accusations of drug crimes by determining what evidence the authorities have against the accused individuals and what strategies may work depending on the circumstances. In some cases, if other individuals were accused, a person might work with authorities or even argue that he or she had no knowledge of any drugs that were recovered.