Possession of Paraphernalia Tag

False Accusation and Arrest due to inaccuracy of Police Shotspotter System

29-year-old Keith Harding was outside of a marijuana grow house in the 1600 block of 85th Avenue when he was shot and killed.  Law enforcement officers are still unable to determine whether or not Harding’s death is connected to the activities of the grow house, but it was found on the premise during the investigation into the slaying. Interestingly, police were alerted to the shooting through the use, not only of reports by nearby residents, but also of “Shotspotter,” a gunshot detection device with sensors that detect gunfire blasts.  This particular piece of technology has become one of the basic mainstays...

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Possession of Paraphernalia Charge in El Cerrito with Violation of Penal Code H&S 11364

A 32-year-old unnamed man from El Sobrante was caught by surprise in a women’s restroom in the local El Cerrito Safeway supermarket when a young child reported smelling strange smoke and seeing a pornographic magazine while there.  It seems that the man was smoking a cocaine-laced marijuana cigarette, reading pornographic materials, and had a young child with him.  He also admitted to stealing a soda from the store. Local law enforcement officials charged the man with possession of drugs and of drug paraphernalia. Certainly, it is understandable that the man was arrested for drug possession, but what was the paraphernalia?   California’s Health...

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