Police involved in an undercover narcotics investigation took a woman and three men into custody at a dog boarding facility in Orange County on June 5. Media reports suggest that one of the men owns the facility. The four suspects have been booked on charges including suspicion of possessing drugs and suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia. According to the Fullerton Police Department, the facility was being used to provide day-care services to pet owners in the community as well as sell drugs including heroin and methamphetamine.

According to a FPD report, detectives who had been keeping the West Walnut Avenue business under observation acted when they saw an individual walk into the premises who they knew had an open warrant. A search was ordered when detectives learned that the man was living in the facility. During the search, police allegedly found about 28 grams of heroin, 1.6 grams of methamphetamine and items suggesting that the drugs were available for sale.

About 20 dogs were at the facility when the search was conducted. Reports indicate that the animals all appeared to be healthy and were left in the care of an employee who police determined was not involved in the suspected narcotics activity. Law enforcement is said to have notified Orange County Animal Care about the dogs' situation.

Experienced criminal defense attorneys may study police reports very carefully for probable cause evidence when presented with facts like this. This is because law enforcement is only permitted to conduct searches of individuals, vehicles, businesses or residences without first obtaining a search warrant when they have probable cause to believe that evidence of drug crimes or other criminal activity will be discovered. When police are unable to provide such evidence, attorneys may seek to have the charges against their clients dismissed.

Source: KTLA 5, 4 Arrested in Drug Bust At Dog Boarding Facility in Fullerton, Anthony Kurzweil and Chip Yost, June 6, 2019

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
We Can Help

Discuss Your Case With An Experienced, Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney Today. Call 213-785-6839 For Your Free Consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

office Location

23679 Calabasas Road
Suite 412
Calabasas, CA 91302-1502

Phone: 213-785-6839
Fax: 213-489-5923
Map & Directions

Get Driving Directions