Masoud Bamdad, 55, was convicted of 13 counts of illegal drug distribution and faces a maximum sentence of more than 300 years in prison for improperly prescribing powerful painkillers to his drug-addicted patients and undercover DEA agents.
Prosecutors portrayed Bamdad as little more than a common drug dealer. Customers in his offices would pay him $140 or more for prescriptions to drugs like oxycodone. Authorities said he admitted receiving about $30,000 a week in cash — or $1.5 million a year — for prescriptions given out at his clinic in San Fernando.
Prescription drug abuse has become a serious problem in this country. Distribution and possession of these drugs without a prescription has become a case that the district attorney’s office will commonly pursue. The penalties, as is evidenced by the California drug crime example in this article, can be very serious.
With more than 30 years of experience defending clients facing drug charges in California, we have the skills and knowledge to help you get the best outcome. Even if you were caught in possession of drugs, the circumstances leading to that charge may not have been legal. Did the police have probable cause to search you, your car or your home? If not, we may be able to have the judge throw out this illegally obtained evidence, leading to a dismissal of charges. Wallin & Klarich’s aggressive Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to advise you on your case. Call us today at 1-888-280-6839. Also, visit us online at www.wklaw.com to learn more about your case and what can be done.