It is important to know how to respond to drug charges when facing them. Two men were recently arrested on drug charges in Baton Rouge after police searched an apartment and allegedly found drugs. One of the men arrested was a 38-year old man and the other was a 56-year old man. Authorities allegedly found methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana, Xanax and greater than $2,200 in cash in the apartment. Both men were arrested and charged with possession of schedule 1, 2 and 4 drugs and with intent to distribute.
According to authorities, they allegedly recently received a tip that there were a large amount of drugs in the apartment. The 56-year old man was on the lease of the apartment. Authorities were also allegedly told that the 38-year old man was seen with drugs and money and the vehicle he would be driving. When police observed the vehicle, they also came into contact with the 56-year old man. Reportedly, residents provided information to police that the 38-year old man frequently visits the apartment and makes hand-to-hand transactions. A woman allegedly approached the 38-year old man while police were present and told police she approached him to purchase methamphetamine.
Drug charges and criminal accusations can be complex. In circumstances of drug allegations and charges it is important for accused individuals to be familiar with their rights and protections through the criminal defense process. The criminal justice systems places requirements on police to follow certain procedures to protect the rights of accused individuals and when those procedures are not followed, the evidence and charges against the accused individual may be challenged.
A strong criminal defense strategy may help reduce or eliminate the charges the accused individual is facing. Because of this, it is important to understand how to utilize criminal defense resources when faced with drug charges.
Source: Ksla.com, “Narcotics agents bust apartment full of drugs,” Marcus Brown, Nov. 5, 2016