Arizona Drug Crimes: Possession of Dangerous Drugs

by April 19, 2013

In Arizona, possession of dangerous drugs in generally charged as a class 4 felony. Additionally, if you are found to be in possession of a pipe or another device used to administer or manufacture a dangerous drug, you will likely be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia as well. In Read more »

Conspiracy to Possess Drugs with Intent to Distribute Charges for Arizona Officers

by April 17, 2013

Former U.S. Border Patrol agent, 29-year-old Ivhan Herrera-Chiang, and former Arizona Corrections Officer, 28-year-old Michael Lopez-Garcia, have both been charged with assisting drug smugglers in AZ and are expected to face long federal prison terms. The former officers are scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on Read more »

Possession of Illegal Drugs Usually Charged as Felony in AZ

by April 15, 2013

Possession of any illegal substance or drug is generally charged as a felony in Arizona. If you are caught with any amount of marijuana, you will likely be charged with possession of marijuana. Additionally, if you have any type of drug paraphernalia, such as a pipe, rolling papers, or a Read more »

Drug Courts in Arizona

by April 12, 2013

Offenders who are charged with or convicted of a drug crime in Arizona may be eligible for Drug Court, which is a voluntary program that is often used as an alternative to regular criminal procedures. In a Drug Court, a judge, defense attorney, probation officer, treatment provider, and prosecutor will Read more »

Hawaii Coast Guardsmen Goes Missing After Being Investigated for Marijuana Use

by April 10, 2013

The wife of 36-year-old Petty Officer First Class Russell Mathews first reported her husband missing on October 9, 2012. Groups from the Navy, Coast Guard, state, and the Honolulu fire and police departments, along with county lifeguards searched more than 10,000 square miles of land and sea in efforts to Read more »

Cure for Meth Addiction?

by April 8, 2013

According to a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there were 439,000 meth abusers in the United States in 2011, and according to a RAND Corp. study, meth addition cost the country $23.4 billion in 2005. Because of related deaths and expenses, researchers have been attempting Read more »

Ex-Catholic Priest Convicted of Distributing Methamphetamine

by April 5, 2013

61-year-old Kevin Wallin was once a Roman Catholic priest, but has since been convicted of distributing methamphetamine out of his Connecticut apartment and was sentenced to 11-14 years behind bars. Wallin was officially suspended from the diocese last May following concerns by church authorities regarding his conduct, including inappropriate sexual Read more »

$500,000 Marijuana Bust

by April 3, 2013

Photographer Paul Sherman, 50, from Chicago was arrested for growing marijuana plants in his neighborhood business. Police found more than 100 marijuana plants, pans containing marijuana buds, $30,000 in cash, and two illegal firearms. Weighing in at 500 pounds, the marijuana plants were estimated to have a worth of $500,000.  Read more »

567 Pounds of Marijuana Found in Pinal County, AZ

by April 1, 2013

A Pinal County deputy stopped a vehicle, which had been identified as one connected to drug smuggling, near Arizona 84 and Stanfield Rd on Sunday morning.  After detaining the driver, deputies linked the car to a house in Cockleburr Village, on the Tohono O’odham Nation. Officers from the Pinal County Read more »

Mother Arrested for DUI in Chandler, Found with Meth Pipe

by March 29, 2013

A 36-year-old mother was arrested by Chandler PD after she was found to be driving under the influence with her 4-year-old daughter in the back seat of her car. Reportedly, the mother was with her child at Desert Breeze Park in Chandler when she asked another parent if he could Read more »


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