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Former Disney Actor Orlando Brown Arrested on Drug Possession Charges

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Former Disney star Orlando Brown has been arrested again. The troubled former child star now faces charges of narcotics possession after Las Vegas police arrested him on June 4, 2018. Unfortunately for Brown, this is not his first run-in with the law.

Brown was arrested by Las Vegas police as they were observing a hotel in an area of town known for drugs and prostitution and noticed the actor exit the building. Brown entered a cab, which law enforcement stopped shortly afterward. During the vehicle stop, Brown resisted arrest before officers eventually subdued him. The officers determined that he had an active warrant for a previous domestic violence charge and took him into custody. Upon searching him, police discovered Brown was in possession of methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia. Brown was booked on felony drug possession in addition to misdemeanor charges for resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brown was in court for the first time since April, when he was arrested on warrants for failing to appear for arraignment on a domestic violence charge that involved an incident with his girlfriend. During that incident, the former That's So Raven star was taken into custody in his underwear by bounty hunters.

While every charge Brown faces is serious, the felony narcotics possession charge has the potential for the stiffest penalties.

Penalties for Methamphetamine Possession in Washington State

In most cases, Washington State law subjects a controlled subject to a specific schedule of drugs. The sentencing for a violation of the Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (VUCSA) typically is determined by which schedule the substance falls within. However, Washington State law treats methamphetamine differently than other drugs. Possession of methamphetamine is a Class B felony; the potential penalty depends on the amount of the substance that was seized during the arrest.

For possession of less than 2 kg of the drug:

  • A maximum of 10 years of incarceration OR
  • A maximum fine of $25,000 OR
  • A combination of imprisonment and fines

For possession of 2 kg or more of the drug:

  • A maximum of 10 years of incarceration OR
  • A maximum fine of $100,000, plus an additional $50 for every kg in excess of 2 kg OR
  • A combination of imprisonment and fines

While the law allows judges some leeway in how they hand down these sentences, a minimum fine of $3,000 cannot be suspended by the court. That means that regardless of the circumstances or the other penalties assessed, if convicted of possession of methamphetamine, you will be required to pay at least a $3,000 fine.

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Steve Karimi

Steve Karimi attended Pepperdine University School of Law. After graduation he worked as a prosecutor in Seattle where he gained valuable insight to the criminal justice system. Attorney Karimi uses his experiences as a prosecutor everyday only now he fights for the justice of those accused.

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