A Minnesota man was recently arrested after being stopped by a sheriff’s deputy for an alleged traffic offense. He is now facing multiple charges after being accused of serious drug crimes. If convicted, the man could face prison time as well as hefty fines.
The deputy who made the stop stated that he saw the man drive through a stop sign. The driver allegedly admitted to running the stop sign, and the officer claims that the man was driving on a revoked license. The officer also stated that a strong smell of marijuana came from the vehicle, which prompted him to request to search the vehicle, to which the driver agreed. The officer then called for backup to search the car.
The deputy and other officers supposedly discovered a large box in the car containing various drug paraphernalia and items used for packaging and selling drugs. They also reportedly found a total of about 285 grams of marijuana and 46.6 grams of methamphetamine. The man was then accused of four charges of felony drug possession. If convicted, the maximum penalties for these charges are 75 years in prison and over $1 million fine.
Due to the harsh penalties that may result, those in similar situations related to severe drug crimes may consider consulting with experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorneys. Better understanding the charges they face and knowing the legal options available to them would likely benefit anyone accused of such crimes. An attorney could work with a client to try to obtain the best outcome for his or her circumstances.
Source: pinejournal.com, “Minneapolis man charged with felony drug possession”, Jamie Lund, June 27, 2017