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Cocaine Found in Apartment Leads to Arrest

A 22 year-old Hollywood man has been taken into custody after Simi Valley Police Detectives concluded a recent cocaine-sales investigation.

Simi Valley Police Department officials say that Daron Holmes III, 22, was taken into custody after fleeing from officers in the area of Yosemite and the 118 Freeway. He was found at the scene in possession of a loaded pistol and half an ounce of cocaine, officers said.

Authorities served a search warrant at Holmes’ residence after his arrest and found additional cocaine exceeding one ounce, firearms including a pistol, shotgun and a Tec-9 automatic weapon and $15,000 in cash.

Holmes was booked on charges of possession of narcotics for sale, sale of narcotics, possession of drugs with armed and loaded firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public, possession of an assault weapon, possession of high-capacity magazines, resisting arrest and conspiracy to commit a crime. He is currently being held at the Ventura County Jail.

Drug related charges are extremely serious and can hold high fines and jail time. Everyone is entitled to proper legal representation no matter what the charges are that they face. The best defense is having a lawyer who will stand by your side regardless of the seriousness of the charge. We can give you that kind of aggressive representation. At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox we are here for you. Call us today to discuss the details of your case.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.