A man from another state was arrested in Minnesota after a recent traffic stop. He is now facing charges related to drug crimes which could result in severe penalties. The man is likely now working with an attorney to build a strong defense for court.
Authorities said that a Minnesota state trooper was patrolling when he encountered the man. The trooper reported seeing the man’s vehicle cross the fog line on Interstate 94, which led him to pull the man over. Apparently, the trooper took note of the fact that it was marijuana harvest season at the time of the traffic stop. The trooper alleged that the man had bloodshot eyes and appeared tired, so he brought in his police dog to sniff the truck.
Police stated that in the search of the man’s truck, they allegedly discovered about 137 pounds of marijuana stored in several black trash bags. They estimate the value to be about $400,000. The trooper claimed that the man said he did not know it was illegal to possess that amount of marijuana. The man has since been charged with first degree possession of marijuana.
Those accused of similar drug crimes often find it beneficial to contact an attorney at the very first opportunity. An attorney can examine a person’s situation to help determine the most appropriate course of action going forward. Additionally, an attorney could help to build a strong defense to present before the court in an attempt to obtain the best possible outcome for the client. Anyone facing drug charges could consult an experienced Louisiana criminal defense attorney for assistance.
Source: twincities.com, “Northwest Minnesota police arrest St. Paul man with $400K in marijuana“, Sept. 28, 2017