On Tuesday evening July the 8th, Costa Mesa police discovered two men who were allegedly preparing to smoke heroin inside a bathroom stall at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, according to a news article at NBC Los Angeles. Police Sgt. Patrick Wessel stated that the two men went to the location to meet with a drug supplier.
The two men who were arrested at the Chuck E. Cheese in Orange County located at 2300 Harbor Blvd. were Daniel Lubach, 27, and Collin Zborowski, 28. Police said that both men were determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of their arrest. Police also confiscated the drugs (heroin) and paraphernalia the two men were in possession of at the time of the arrest. Costa Mesa officers were uncertain whether the two had attempted to sell drugs at the restaurant.
Collin Zborowski faces several misdemeanor charges and one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. At the time of the report, he was being held on $20,000 bail in the Orange County Jail. Lubach faces misdemeanor charges and was released from custody on a written promise to appear.
Possession of heroin or any controlled substance is serious, regardless of the state in which an individual resides. In California, a person found guilty of heroin possession may face penalties that include up to three years in prison. For a first-time offender, probation and a brief jail stay are more likely.
In Michigan, heroin possession is also classified as a felony. The criminal penalties an individual faces if convicted depends on several factors, including the amount of heroin involved. For example, possession of less than 50 grams will result in up to four years in prison, while possession of up to 449 grams may result in a maximum of 20 years in prison. The more heroin a person is found in possession of, the more likely it is that police will suspect the individual intended to sell or distribute the drug; this could result in “trumped up” charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute/deliver, resulting in even harsher penalties.
If you have been accused of manufacturing, possessing, or distributing illegal substances such as meth, heroin, or cocaine, it is vital to your freedom and future that you contact an aggressive Michigan drug crime lawyer immediately.