As criminal defense attorneys that handle cases throughout California ranging from simple drug possession to complex murder trials, it’s interesting to see the recent spike in drug charges in the San Fernando Valley. But why is this happening?

Looking at our caseload over the past few years, one thing we noticed across all areas (SFV, LA, OC, etc.) is that we’re getting an influx of people seeking advice from top criminal attorneys around drug charges and it’s interesting. And brings up another question as to why the San Fernando Valley?

One thing we noticed that sparked this blog: Yesterday 4 suspected members of a drug crime ring were arrested in the San Fernando Valley for allegedly trafficking cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl. Whether innocent or guilty, which only time will tell, this is another indicator that confirms the trend we’re seeing.

According to an article from the Los Angeles Times covering this, “Throughout their investigation, authorities have seized 42 pounds of methamphetamine, 128 pounds of cocaine and 6.6 pounds of fentanyl — along with two firearms and more than $150,000 in cash. The value of those drugs exceeds $1 million, according to law enforcement estimates.”

We are going to continue monitoring this trend and if you or someone you love is facing criminal charges we offer free consultations and are only a call away: (818) 888-2711