Federal Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana Violation Under 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B)(vii) – CASA Program - Complete Dismissal!

Approximately fifteen months ago, in the United States District Court, Central District of California, our client, who was charged in Count One with a felony violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B)(vii), “Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana,” was accepted into the Conviction and Sentence Alternatives (CASA) program.

It was alleged that our client was operating a power sailboat fifteen (15) miles off the coast when his sailboat began to experience engine problems and take on water. Our client was contacted by a US Tow Vessel and law enforcement responding to the location eventually seized the approximately 866 kilograms (1,911 pounds) of marijuana on board the sailboat. Our client was then arrested.

During his time in the CASA program, our client underwent intensive supervision and had regular court appearances before the CASA team, participated in programs intended to address the causes of his criminal conduct, substance abuse and/or mental health treatment, received employment and education program assistance, and underwent regular random drug testing.

Based on his successful completion of the CASA program, our client’s federal charges were recently completely dismissed! This result allowed our client to avoid federal prison time and gain valuable resources from the CASA team – all while earning a complete dismissal!

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