“Deputies patrolling Newhall last week were driving behind a vehicle, they soon identified to be a stolen vehicle.
Deputies detained the female adult driver during a traffic stop and confirmed her to be the suspect listed for the stolen vehicle. During a search of the suspect, deputies located narcotics and drug paraphernalia from her person.
Further inquiry revealed the suspect had multiple active outstanding warrants. She was arrested for grand theft of a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, alongside her warrants.”
Grand theft auto is covered under California Penal Code 487(d)(1) PC and is described as the taking of a vehicle without the owner’s consent with the intention of depriving the owner of the use of the vehicle for an extended period of time. The potential penalties for grand theft auto include 16 months to three years in jail, a fine of up to $10,000, or both jail time and the fine.
Possession of a controlled substance is covered under California Health and Safety Code 11350 HS and is described as possessing a substance, such as cocaine, heroin, pills (with no prescription), and crack, that is controlled. The potential penalties include up to 1 year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.