Oakley Resident Arrested on Charges of Selling Methamphetamines from Ice Cream Truck (CA Health and Safety Code 11350)

Oakley Resident Arrested on Charges of Selling Methamphetamines from Ice Cream Truck (CA Health and Safety Code 11350)

Rabin Nabizadeh
May 21, 2014

62-year-old (name withheld in order to protect the privacy of the accused) looked like an average ice cream truck driver.  But, as it turns out, he was using the vehicle as a front for allegedly selling methamphetamines.  So, how did local law enforcement agents in Brentwood find out that this Oakley resident was peddling meth instead of popsicles?  He supposedly attempted to sell some of his illegal wares to an unsuspecting customer, one who came for ice cream and not ‘treats’ of a different kind.   He was arrested on charges of suspicion of possession of methamphetamine.

Whether you are selling drugs on any given corner in the Bay area or out of a cleverly used ice cream truck, you are still subject to the same California laws as anyone else caught dealing in illegal substances (California Health and Safety Code 11350 – Possession of a Controlled Substance).  There are actually 3 different types of ‘possession’ according to the aforementioned law:  actual possession, constructive possession (they were found in a building you own, for example), and joint possession (if that same building was owned by your spouse).  Only if you have illegal drugs on your person (or, in this case, your vehicle) can it be called actual possession, even if the police can only prove that you had the drugs on your person or in your direct possession just before they searched you.

Generally, this crime is prosecuted as a felony when methamphetamines are involved.  If convicted, he faces up to 3 years in state prison (depending on the facts of the case, such as his prior criminal history) or 1 year in count and a term of probation.

 

latest news

May 18, 2022
Why Term Papers For Sale May Not Be For You

In regards to faculty, many students search for and try out free term papers available on various websites. They are offered free of charge and a number of websites also offer it available with a few terms

April 7, 2022
What Can I Expect After Being Arrested for a DUI in California?
A DUI charge is a severe criminal offense in California. DUI arrests take away a massive part of your driving privilege and could tarnish your reputation. Prior DUI convictions can inflict further damage to your career opportunities, driving rights, and immigration status. This blog will go over what you must expect when facing DUI charges. [...]
April 7, 2022
How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in California?
DUI cases may stay on your criminal record forever. The United States sees DUI as a serious traffic crime punishable with grave penalties. Fighting your way through a DUI case is a challenging task. But, it doesn't mean you can't do anything about it. There are legal options available for you, depending on the nature [...]