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Celebrities and Drug Busts

Posted on: November 17, 2010 at 7:45 p.m.

Drug offenses are serious, for famous, infamous and the regular joe's of the world. Many people seem to think that California is somehow relaxing its drug laws, as Prop 19 was recently on the national ballot. However, state and federal authorities are prosecuting drug laws as serious as ever, and Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers are working harder than ever to keep their clients out of jail from drug prosecutions. A recent example of a celebrity being arrested for drugs involves disc jockey Darrin Ebron who runs Goodlife American Clothing and was the DJ at Eddie Murphy's wedding in 2008. Ricky Brascom and Charles Ransom, both of whom are executive officers of Behind da Scenes Entertainment, were arrested as well. Behind da Scenes Entertainment's main artist is rapper Paypa. The arrest was over an alleged drug ring, where authorities say nearly 300 kilograms of cocaine and $1.1 million were shuttle in private jets from Los Angeles to Baltimore, MD. The charges involve drug trafficking and money laundering, which will provide any Attorney enough work to fill the next six months to a year.

If these men are convicted, they could be facing up to life in prison for these drug offenses. Investigators used wiretaps to track the shipments. The U.S. Attorneys office said that even though 50 kilograms of cocaine were discovered in September, the drugs were still shipped across the country. Authorities allege that Brascom is the drug ring's leader while Ransom shipped cocaine to his own distributors in Baltimore. Famous entertainers such as Usher, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West have all been implicated in this situation as well, with one defendant claiming they are his clientele.

For the average person, being arrested for even a misdemeanor drug offense could lead to a lifetime or difficulties. Limited career options, difficulties in living areas and a mark on your legal record are all part of any conviction. Having a knowledgeable and skilled Defense Attorney working on your behalf could be the difference between spending six months in prison and having a clean record. The damage that can be done to your life, your family and your future from one drug conviction is irreparable.

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