Seattle authorities charged a man with possession of cocaine on Aug. 22. The arrest occurred after the police found the man sleeping behind the wheel of a car.
When a person is accused and convicted of drug crimes, one of the main penalties used in the U.S. court system is time in prison. Many people believe that there are better alternatives to placing those who abuse or use drugs into prison. Instead, these individuals may benefit from substance abuse counseling and alternative solutions.
Washington residents might be charged with a variety of drug offenses if they are caught in possession of certain controlled substances. The state's drug laws are modeled on the federal categories that are outlined in the Controlled Substances Act. State drug laws must comply with the federal law's mandates but may be narrower in their focus.
The legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use in Washington is confusing to many residents. While you may think that you can't be arrested for pot-related charges, that is not the case. It is important for you to understand what you can and cannot do.
Hip-hop fans in Washington and around the country will probably know that Chris Brown has had several high-profile brushes with the law during his turbulent career, and the 27-year-old rapper made headlines again on April 6 when federal investigators announced that he had become a person of interest in a major narcotics investigation. Investigators want to know why Brown allegedly transferred $15,000 into the bank account of a Miami music producer accused of dealing drugs to celebrities in order to fuel his lavish lifestyle.
Seattle television fans may be interested to learn that actor Adam Pally was arrested on drug charges in New York City on March 28. He is best known for playing Dr. Peter Prentice on "The Mindy Project" and Max Blum on "Happy Endings".
Two Washington residents are facing the prospect of decades behind bars after being taken into custody on March 10 following an early-morning drug raid. The 23-year-old woman and 37-year-old man face charges of possession of heroin with the intent to deliver and a raft of weapons counts. Charging documents suggest the couple shared a travel trailer on 224th Street East in Graham.
Washington residents may be interested to learn that, according to a study, African-Americans are more prone to be falsely convicted of certain crimes than white Americans. The study analyzed the cases of about 1,900 defendants who were convicted on violent crime or drug charges between 1989 and 2016 and were then later exonerated.
As a parent, you probably do everything you can to support your children and encourage them toward the best possible future. However, the teenage years are fraught with temptation, combined with a physiological deficit in understanding long-term risks and consequences.
Washington state lawmakers want cities to decide whether marijuana businesses will be permitted to operate in their jurisdictions. In fact, one state representative submitted legislation - proposed House Bill 1099 - which would inflict a penalty on cities that still prevent marijuana sales.