A 56-year-old priest in California has admitted to stealing nearly $100,000 from parishes he served. The man took the money from many collection plate offerings over several years, according to the Diocese of Santa Rosa.
California television fans might be interested to learn that actress Sonja Sohn was arrested on drug charges in North Carolina in the early morning hours of July 21. She was allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine during a traffic stop.
A man and woman from California have been detained on suspicion of buying and selling drugs. The individuals were detained following an investigation by an officer at the Wasco Substation.
A routine traffic stop that took place early in the morning on July 9 led to a trip to jail for a 30-year-old California man. The police officer who made the stop took the Los Angeles resident into custody after finding several pounds of marijuana and $116,000 in cash in the trunk of his vehicle. While the recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the Golden State, individuals can still face serious charges for cultivating and selling large quantities of the drug.
One California man is facing significant prison time after he was allegedly caught distributing methamphetamines in creative packaging. Police say that the 48-year-old man, accused of being a member of a street gang in Los Angeles, was found with thousands of dollars in meth. The drugs were packaged to look like 14 foil-wrapped burritos in order to draw attention away from the items. However, after being convicted on federal drug and gun charges, the man was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was also ordered to five yeas of supervised release and a mandatory assessment of $300.
Criminal courts and judges in California are increasingly making use of risk assessment technologies to determine how likely a person is to commit a crime in the future or how likely a person is to skip out on the next hearing. These risk assessment tools are billed as more objective and scientific than the human judgments they're replacing, but evidence indicates that there may be racial bias built right in.
Many people think that a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol is no big thing. You pay your fine and go on with your life.