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Professional Hockey Player Arrested in Las Vegas for Drug Possession

L.A. Kings hockey player Jarret Stoll was arrested in April for Possession of Controlled Substance. Stoll was arrested at a Day/Beach Club on the Las Vegas Strip. Authorities claim he had Cocaine and MDMA (also called "Molly" or Ecstasy) concealed in his swim suit. Criminal charges are currently pending. The L.A. Kings has initiated a separate investigation. It is unknown whether he will face discipline from the team or the NHL.

Drug Possession charges are extremely serious. Nevada has some of the harshest drug possession laws in the nation. Despite the "anything goes" reputation of Las Vegas, local law enforcement agencies strictly enforce those laws. Many times, law enforcement works closely with security officers at various Strip casino night clubs and day "beach" clubs to identify patrons who may be in possession or under the influence of controlled substances.

In Nevada, possession of any amount of a Schedule I controlled substance (other than Marijuana) is a Felony Offense. Mere possession of more than four (4) grams of a Schedule I controlled substance (other than Marijuana) is considered Trafficking in a Controlled Substance. A person convicted of Drug Trafficking faces mandatory prison, and cannot be granted probation.

When someone is charged or arrested for Drug Possession or Drug Trafficking in Las Vegas, it is important that they contact a knowledgeable and experienced Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney right away. The sooner an attorney is involved, the more options the attorney has to help. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys at Brown Law Offices are former chief prosecutors, who will use their knowledge and experience to get you the best possible outcome for your case. If you or someone you know is charged or arrested for Drug Possession or Drug Trafficking, contact the Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers at Brown Law Offices right away.