Possessing and distributing illegal substances can lead to severe legal ramifications for those accused. For many, charges related to drug crimes are a common cause for arrests. A Minnesota man is now facing criminal charges after police allegedly discovered illegal drugs in his vehicle. A female with him is also now facing charges.
The couple was stopped while driving in Duluth. For reasons that have yet to be revealed, investigators with the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force suspected that the couple were methamphetamine dealers. Authorities obtained a warrant to search the vehicle and allegedly recovered about 14 grams of methamphetamine, drug packaging, a digital scale, paraphernalia and a loaded handgun.
Both the man and woman were arrested. The man has been charged with first degree sale of a controlled substance with a firearm, resulting in his bail being set at $50,000. He was reportedly on conditional pretrial release at the time of the arrest for previously being charged with three counts of drug charges in another county. The woman was arrested due to outstanding misdemeanor warrants from two other counties.
These charges could lead to serious consequences if convictions are obtained. Anyone accused of similar drug crimes would likely benefit from consulting an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney could work toward insuring a person’s legal rights are protected and help a client build a strong defense to present before the court. Additionally, an attorney could provide guidance and support throughout any future related legal proceedings.
Source: fox21online.com, “Vehicle Drug Bust in Duluth“, Melissa Lentz, Nov. 27, 2017