December 11, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

Why You Need a Good Drug Defense Attorney

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has a list of chemicals that it has placed on a watch list. The Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988 imposed legal impediments to obtaining the chemicals necessary to manufacture drugs of abuse. The DEA, with the help of the State Department, monitors the flow of these chemicals over state and international borders.

Currently, there are over 22 chemicals and 27 named steroids that are on the FDA’s watch list. Possession of any one of these chemicals or steroids, whether willful or not, could lead to an investigation and ultimately an arrest. The problem is that these chemicals are readily available from any hardware or home improvement superstore and they can be used for other purposes, besides for making drugs. Thus, a perfectly legal purchase for a perfectly legal home improvement could end up in an arrest and federal drug charges.

If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of chemicals on the DEA’s watch list, you should call the experienced Los Angeles drug crime defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich immediately. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in handling drug related cases. The DEA rules are complex and our attorneys have the skills to ensure you get the best possible defense. Since the mere possession of most of these chemicals is not illegal, one of the elements of the prosecution’s case is almost always missing. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich aggressively defend each of our clients to ensure all of the elements of the crime are present. Wallin & Klarich attorneys can be reached by phone at 1-888-280-6839 or through our website at

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