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Drug crimes could have severe consequences for those charged

A criminal charge may lead to serious consequences if a conviction is obtained. Charges related to various drug crimes are a common cause of arrest in Minnesota and across the country. One young man was recently arrested and charged with a drug-related felony.

Police report that a trooper witnessed the man driving without wearing his seat belt. The officer followed him and observed him allegedly fail to stop at a stop sign and then fail to yield the right of way to another vehicle during a turn. The trooper stopped the man and stated that he observed various indicators of potential drug use.

After speaking at length with the man, the officer says that he then asked the man to step out of the car and asked for permission to search the vehicle. The man refused, leading the officer to call the K-9 unit out to sniff the car. After, the man allegedly admitted to possessing a small amount of marijuana and THC edibles. Following a more thorough search of the car, the man was charged with drug possession in the fifth degree.

If a conviction is obtained, the man could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Those facing similar drug crimes would likely benefit from contacting an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney. An attorney could assess a client's situation to determine the best possible course of action. Additionally, an attorney could help someone better understand their charges and work to provide a strong defense in court.

Source: fairmontsentinel.com, "Man facing felony charge", Jason Sorensen, July 27, 2017

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