A California man was recently arrested following a traffic stop in Ventura. The officer on scene claims to have found a loaded gun and drugs in this individual's vehicle. He is now facing a weapons charge -- among several others.
On the evening of Saturday, March 19, police initiated a routine traffic stop. The driver is said to have failed to yield immediately but eventually stopped per the officer's request. Officials say that the driver then provided a false name, and a search of his vehicle allegedly produced a gun and a small quantity of marijuana.
The accused was later identified as a 22-year-old male of San Diego. Apparently, there was a warrant out for his arrest in San Diego County. He is now facing several charges, though, it is unclear if a drug charge will be among them. That has yet to be decided by the District Attorney. It is unknown if a court date has been scheduled in this case.
The details of the accused's arrest warrant have not been reported. Even without that information, the weapons charge and providing false information to police are both considered serious criminal offenses -- both of which can carry hefty consequences in the state of California. This individual has the right to employ a criminal defense team to assist him with fighting his case in court. With the right defensive strategies, the accused may be able to achieve an outcome that best benefits not only his current situation, but his future as well.
Source: vcstar.com, "San Diego man arrested in Ventura traffic stop", March 19, 2016