A private pilot and an aspiring model hailing from Canada were arrested on federal drug charges in California last week. They arrived from Las Vegas in a private jet that had drugs worth over $2 million. Both have been charged with federal conspiracy to smuggle drugs.
Krista Marieann Boseley, 30, of Vancouver, British Columbia, and her traveling companion, Gilles Lapointe, 61, were put under arrest Oct. 9 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, stated federal authorities at the US district Court in Santa Ana.
The police were alerted that a plan that was thought to work in drug trafficking was ready to land at the above airport. The police saw Lapointe and Boseley get out of the plane, who asked them as they left the plane if they could search the bags.
Both people consented to the drug search, and a drug sniffing dog found thousands of ecstasy pills and more than 90 pounds of MDMA in their bags. MDMA is a powder that is used with ecstasy, and also is called Molly.
They also carried more than $20,000 in cash, which they claimed was won at a casino in Las Vegas.
Boseley has worked in real estate in the past and also has worked in modeling. She had her online modeling profile removed last week.
Last year, Boseley was stopped by the police in Los Angeles and was found with over $40,000 in cash. She said at the time that it belonged to someone else.
Both are due in court Oct. 27.
About Federal Drug Laws
Federal drug trafficking and distributing law provide tough penalties for selling and transporting of any illegal drugs. These include heroin, cocaine, meth and pot.
Drug trafficking and distribution is a serious felony. If you are caught with a large amount of drugs, the federal authorities will probably charge you with drug trafficking or distribution.
There have been federal laws against drug distribution for many years. You should know that if you are arrested for trafficking or distribution, the charges are serious, much more serious than possession. However, the precise consequences for distribution and trafficking convictions depend upon several things –
How much and what type of drug was involved?
Where were you put under arrest? If you are arrested near a school, you can get an especially harsh sentence.
What is your criminal history?
One of the most common ways to convict people of federal drug charges is to charge them with conspiracy, as in the case above. A conspiracy is defined as more than one person working in secret to commit a crime. Federal conspiracy laws exist to discourage major crimes that require at least two people. Note that a conspiracy does not need to consist of dozens of people. Two people can participate in a conspiracy.
Drug offenders often are charged at the federal level with conspiracy, because it is easier to convict several people in a drug ring with this charge.