Boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho died this week after being shot in the head and neck. When police responded, they found ten (10) baggies of Cocaine in the vehicle in which Camacho was riding. Nine (9) of the baggies were found on the driver of the vehicle. The tenth baggie of cocaine was found open in the vehicle. Police have not determined whether the shooting was drug-related, or whether there was another motive for the drive-by shooting.
In Nevada, if a person is arrested with numerous small packages of drugs (like cocaine), they will likely be charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell. Police can bring charges of Possession with Intent to Sell based on the packaging alone, even if they don't see the person sell drugs. Other evidence police may use to support a finding of "intent to sell" might include scales, packaging materials and lists of money owed to and by the suspect.
Possession of more than four (4) grams of a Schedule I controlled substance (such as Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Heroin and other drugs) is consideredDrug Trafficking in Nevada. A conviction for Drug Trafficking results in a mandatory prison sentence, meaning that the judge MUST sentence the person to prison and is not allowed to sentence the person to probation.
If you or someone you know is convicted of Drug Possession, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell or Trafficking, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Drug Lawyer right away. The Las Vegas Drug Attorneys at Brown Law Offices can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and developing the most aggressive defense strategy possible to protect your legal rights.