Police in Maryland have arrested a 19-year-old man on drug charges. According
to authorities, over $300,000 in cash, guns and drugs were seized during
the arrest. The man must now face felony drug charges in court, which
can have serious penalties upon conviction.
The arrests were made following an investigation into the suspects. The
investigation, which was conducted during the last month, was focused
on a 19-year-old man, and it related to marijuana distribution. Through
evidence gathered during the investigation, authorities obtained a search
warrant to enter the man’s home.
Allegedly, police discovered and seized a wide variety of items during
the operation. They claim to have found a small amount of pot, a digital
scale and drug paraphernalia. They also say they discovered drug packaging
materials, $3,500 cash and four different firearms. The man was charged
with a variety of felony drug charges, including marijuana possession,
marijuana possession with the intention to distribute and illegal firearm
possession related to drug trafficking.
It is important for anyone accused of felony drug crimes — no matter
if it involves drug charges,
burglary or some other crime — to remember that no Maryland resident will
ever be considered guilty of a crime until he or she is found guilty beyond
reasonable doubt in a court of law. Indeed, during criminal defense proceedings,
the defendant in this case will have the opportunity to cast doubt upon
the version of the facts brought against him by the prosecution.
Depending on the facts of his case, he may also wish to enter into a plea
bargain arrangement with prosecutors in order to reduce the severity of
potential punishments relating to his alleged crimes. However, a plea
bargain is not a good choice for every defendant and should only be entered
into after careful consideration.
Source: WBALLTV11, “Police: Suspected drug dealer arrested in Edgewater” Saliqa Khan, Apr. 22, 2014