911 Call Assists Police in Catching Fleeing Criminal

A civilian’s 911 call helps police catch a fleeing suspect from a scene in which they responded to earlier after gun shots were reported.

Sherriff’s dispatchers received a call alerting them of sparks flying from a truck’s rim and that the truck looked liked it was running from someone. When the police finally found the vehicle, it was trapped in a ditch off Shedd Road just east of Chu Road. As the deputy approached the scene, the driver of the truck, Anthony Lara, 19, who was standing outside of it rushed to get back in the cab where he then started yelling profanities at the police.

Upon finally placing Lara under arrest, the deputies searched the truck where they found three handguns, a Glock 17 handgun which was loaded, a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber handgun, and a .357-caliber handgun, seven glass jars containing hydroponic marijuana, and multiple marijuana smoking pipes. Further investigation revealed the .357-caliber handgun was stolen.

Undoubtedly, Lara is in for a handful of charges that could have a significant impact on the rest of his life. If you or someone you know is also facing such criminal charges, of any nature, then you need to get in contact with a Phoenix criminal law specialist who can minimize the damage.

An experienced criminal defense attorney not only knows how to get you the best deal possible, but in certain cases, they can get the charges dropped all together if they find that one of your rights was violated during any part of the process.

You are not in this alone. Retain counsel willing to fight passionately to defend your rights and protect your future.

2 Arrested after Meth Seizure in Phoenix

2 Phoenix residents are behind bars after authorities found twenty ounces of crystal meth in their vehicle after a traffic stop. Arizona has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to methamphetamine possession as we recently covered in our last post. The meth that was found in vehicle is estimated to be valued at over $56,000 according to police. Both suspects are being held on “suspicion of transportation of dangerous drugs”,” possession of dangerous drugs for sale” and “possession of dangerous drugs”. Currently a bond has been set at $25k a piece.

The possession of a dangerous drug in Arizona brings with it a class 4 felony charge. That charge may lessened if the suspects have never been arrested for a felony before but that decision is up to the judge. The usual prison sentence for a class 4 felony is two years but with the added charges of transportation of a dangerous drug and possession of a dangerous drug for sale, the suspects may be looking at a lot more than two years if convicted.

Methamphetamine Manufacturing in Arizona

Drug Cultivation in Arizona

According to the 2012 World Drug Report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, an estimated 5 percent of the world’s population has consumed an illegal drug. That amounts to roughly 230 million people (about ten times the distance in miles to the sun) and a $321 billion a year industry (a hair short of 1% of the worlds commerce).

Methamphetamine is considered in recent years as one of the fastest growing and most profitable drugs on the market. Being that it can be manufactured at home with a combination of medicine and everyday cleaning products, many people dangerously use their own garages for production more infamously known as a Meth Lab.

Though in recent years, Meth Labs nationally have been in decline, Arizona is one of the few states actually on the rise. This is evident in everyday news reports of law enforcement drug busts across the state.

This week alone a married couple in Sun City was arrested for running two Meth Labs in the home where they and their three children lived. Aside from their kids being taken into custody by the state, the couple faces felony drug charges that could lock them away for a very long time.

The worldwide and national attention has brought added emphases and crackdowns on drug crimes in this country. Do not let yourself or your family be made an example of. If you are being charged with a drug crime and face the threat of losing your children, contact the Phoenix drug manufacturing attorneys at The Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC immediately. Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone is entitled to fair and adequate representation. Protect your rights and get the justice you deserve.