Kimberly Quach, the mother of a Cathedral Catholic High School student, is suspected of selling marijuana and prescription drugs to her daughter’s school friends. Police reported that she allegedly sold drugs to the minors during a period beginning January 1, 2017, through the time of her arrest in late September.
As stated in court documents, she is also accused of recruiting a teenage girl for the purpose of selling marijuana to students at both Cathedral Catholic and La Jolla High Schools. In addition, Quach allegedly instructed the girl on how to accept payment from purchasers both online and in cash. When the girl was questioned she claimed that she made less than 10 marijuana sales, each weighing under one ounce, in the month preceding Quach’s arrest.
Quach’s dwelling was purportedly a well-known party house for teenagers looking for a place to purchase and use marijuana, prescription medication and alcohol. Parents of one of the partiers found suboxone pills in their child’s bedroom, along with text messages of their daughter asking Quach to obtain pain medication for her. The authorities were notified, and an 8-month investigation began.
Police searched Quach’s house, where she lives with her fiancé and two children, and discovered marijuana plants drying on several tables and various equipment used for growing cannabis. She was taken into custody on September 28, and charged with 37 counts total, inclusive of 16 counts of furnishing marijuana to a minor over the age of 14, 10 charges of employing a minor to sell or carry marijuana, 5 counts of child abuse, 2 charges for selling or providing a minor with suboxone, one charge of selling or providing a minor with Xanax, and one count of theft by false impersonation. An additional charge includes an accusation that she provided a place for people to obtain drugs.
Quach is being held on $200,000 bail, and she is being represented by the Public Defender’s office. At her arraignment Quach pleaded not guilty to the charges. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 14, and if convicted on all charges she could receive a sentence of up to 60 years and four months in prison.
If you or someone you love is suspected of drug related charges, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.