In Tennessee and across the country, drug charges are a pretty common offense. Whether an individual is found to be in possession of an illegal drug or has an intent to sell the drug, the potential criminal penalties can be devastating. After a recent drug bust at an apartment complex, two Carroll County residents are now facing multiple drug charges and the possibility of significant penalties if found guilty.
After reportedly receiving multiple tips from an anonymous source along with the resident's permission to search the apartment, officers located and seized bags of methamphetamine along with syringes, marijuana, Xanax bars and digital scales. He was charged with felony possession of schedule II drugs with the intent to sell along with drug paraphernalia possession. To help fight these charges, it will be important to determine the precise amount of the substance that police claim is illegal as that may impact the potential penalties that could be imposed should a conviction be secured later in criminal court.
While conducting the search, another individual was asked and supposedly agreed to a purse search. At that time, officers say they were able to uncover and confiscate a small amount of marijuana and a used syringe. The visitor is facing misdemeanor possession of marijuana and dug paraphernalia charges. Defending against these charges is certainly possible but also can be a challenge.
For individuals facing similar drug charges, especially when the accusations include the intent to sell or redistribute, the legal battle could be challenging. However, it may also be manageable with the right representation, regardless of the situation and its seriousness. Those in Tennessee facing similar charges are advised to seek legal counsel in order to understand individual rights and to get help in building a strong defense. All people who are charged with a criminal offense are presumed innocent until -- and only if -- proven guilty in court.
Source: wbbjtv.com, "2 charged after drugs found at Carroll Co. apartment", Jan. 2, 2018