REDWOOD CITY — A 27-year-old man who pulled out a baggie of cocaine instead of his license after being stopped for a vehicle code violation, leading officers to discover 22 additional baggies, has been convicted of felony drug charges, according to prosecutors.
After deliberating for just one hour Thursday, a San Mateo County Superior Court jury found Aaron Lau guilty of felony possession of drugs for purposes of sale and felony transportation of drugs.
Lau faces a maximum of five years in prison when he returns to court for sentencing July 13, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
On March 27, 2015, Lau was pulled over in Daly City for not having a front license plate. As he reached for his license, he inadvertently pulled out a baggie of cocaine in plain view of an officer, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors said a subsequent search of Lau’s car turned up a total of 23 baggies containing 20 grams of cocaine.
Officers determined Lau was transporting the drugs for another person, according to prosecutors.
Lau is out of custody on $40,000 bail bond.
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