Minnesota residents accused of possessing or distributing illegal drugs may face severe legal repercussions if convicted. Those charged with drug crimes would likely benefit from seeking the aid of experienced criminal defense attorneys. One man is likely focused on his legal options after being accused of selling candies laced with the active ingredient in marijuana.
According to authorities, a police officer stopped the man for an unrelated equipment violation and reportedly smelled marijuana in the vehicle. The officer then searched the man’s car, allegedly finding eight plastic bins containing over 99 pounds of gummy candies laced with concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Reports indicate that the street value of this amount of illegal substance is estimated to be between $40,000 and $50,000.
Police stated that the drugs were seized and the man was arrested. He has since been charged with two felony drug counts and was released from jail after posting bail. Authorities report that they have seen a recent increase in the possession and distribution of this type of illegal gummy candy and are searching for the source.
Felony crimes such as this could result in harsh sentences should the accused be convicted in court. Experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorneys could help those accused of similar drug crimes by working to insure a client’s legal rights are protected and by assisting them with building a strong defense to present before the court. In doing so, an attorney could work toward clearing a person’s name or reducing any potential sentence he or she may face.
Source: startribune.com, “Back-to-back seizures in Lakeville turn up candy-like ‘gummies’ laced with THC“, Paul Walsh, Feb. 6, 2018