In California, possession with the intent to sell, manufacture, sale and transportation of controlled substances or marijuana are felonies.

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Controlled substances can include:

  • Cocaine
  • LSD
  • Heroin
  • Opiates

Possessing "bath salts" is also considered a crime. "Bath salts" are a number of recreational designer substances. The name derives from cases in which recreational drugs were sold disguised as bath salts.

The felonies involving sale or possession with the intent to sell are:

  • Possession for sale of narcotics
  • Possession of marijuana for sale
  • Sale or transportation of a controlled substance
  • Manufacturing drugs & narcotics
  • Trafficking of synthetic drugs or possession with intent to sell

Drug Trafficking Bail Bonds Costs in San Diego County

Some of the drug trafficking offenses that have bail amounts set in the San Diego Bail Schedule include:

  • Possessing for sale or selling a controlled substance
  • Soliciting to transport or sell drugs
  • Transporting a controlled substance for sale
  • Heroin, Cocaine crimes over 1-80 KG
  • Narcotics crimes with prior convictions

Initially, the Police or the Sheriff Department will set the bail amount according to San Diego County's own Bail Schedule. Later, when the defendant appears before the court, the judge can lower, raise the bail amount set in the Bail Schedule or can refuse bail.

The bail amounts for drug trafficking can range from $10,000 to $500,000, depending on the circumstances of the case.

The potential consequences of an arrest for drug trafficking will have negative impacts on a person's life. Contact our bail bond agents in San Diego, Vista or Santee today to help your friend or family member get out of jail.

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How Much Time in Jail Can Someone Get for Drug Trafficking?

Trafficking a synthetic drug carries a minimum punishment of:

  • A fine of up to $1,000,000
  • Up to 20 years in a federal prison

Possession of marijuana for sale carries the punishment of:

  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • 16 months to 3 years in county jail

Possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell is punishable by either:

  • A fine of maximum $20,000
  • Probation and up to 1 year in county jail
  • 2 to 4 years in county jail

Drug Trafficking in San Diego County: Case Examples

  • The defendant was arrested and accused of selling heroin to a police informant twice. During a sale, she took the money she was given for the drug transaction and left the scene without giving the buyer drugs. She was charged with delivery of heroin, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by unlawful taking and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • The defendant used social media to inform that he had marijuana for sale. The buyer he agreed to sell the drug to was an undercover officer and he was caught with 28 bags of marijuana. The defendant was charged with criminal attempt to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • The defendant had an agreement with his friend to sell him amphetamine but decided to give him bath salts instead. The defendant was charged with selling an imitation and a synthetic controlled substance.
  • Selling DNP for human consumption is illegal. The defendant sold Dinitrophenol (DNP) online and was arrested for supplying this highly toxic chemical which can be misused as a fat burning supplement and can cause death.
  • The defendant was arrested and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin; maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances; selling and delivering heroin; manufacturing a controlled substance, and possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. The bail was set at $250,000.