A man from Crofton is currently in jail and being held without bond after he was arrested on drug charges; this was his third drug-related arrest in three months. The current drug charges stem from items found while officers were executing a search and seizure warrant. The warrant was obtained after repeated complaints of possible drug deals occurring at the man’s home.
During the search, officers allegedly found 35.6 grams of marijuana with a street value of more than $700. Officers also found 1.4 grams of heroin, worth $170 and $520 in cash. The man was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Prior to this arrest, the man was also reportedly caught in possession of $7,000 worth of drugs and a shotgun in February. In January, the man was stopped while in his car and officers found $420 worth of Oxycodone pills, a 9mm Ruger and several rounds of ammunition.
As with anyone facing criminal charges, the man has the right to mount a vigorous defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney can review the evidence authorities have against a client, and look for and locate any errors in execution or performance of law enforcement during the investigation and evidence gathering process. A criminal defense attorney can also negotiate with the court and prosecutor to have charges dropped or reduced, or work out some other plea arrangement if necessary, such as arranging for a client’s entry into a drug treatment program if he or she is a repeat offender and could benefit from treating his or her addiction rather than serving an inefficient jail sentence.
Source: The Capital Gazette, “Crofton man charged with drugs for third time in three months,” Mar. 22, 2013