When people are suspected of a crime, they may be unsure of their rights. Such uncertainty could ultimately prevent them from effectively responding to allegations that were made against them. Such may be the cause for two young people in Minnesota who now face criminal charges.
Many of the details regarding the case are unclear. For example, reports indicate that officials determined in the course of an investigation that that a 20-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were selling marijuana from their residence, located within a block of a park. It is unclear what sparked the investigation, but officials say that as a result of it, a search of the home was conducted.
Officials further claim that as part of the search, they seized 7 pounds of butane hash oil and 26 pounds of marijuana. In addition to the drugs, officials allegedly discovered $27,000 in cash and two handguns. One of the handguns had reportedly been reported stolen. Both people now face criminal charges, including sale of controlled substance, possession of stolen property and sale of a controlled substance in a park zone.
The female has since been released on bail while the male is still being held on $50,000 bail. Unfortunately, most people in Minnesota who face criminal charges do not have the necessary legal training to adequately respond to them. As a result, when suspected or charged with a crime, many people seek the guidance of an experienced professional who has the necessary training to examine their case in search of unlawful treatment in addition to creating an appropriate plan of action. Often, knowing that they have someone fighting for them gives them confidence and could reduce stress as they navigate the criminal justice system.
Source: duluthnewstribune.com, “Two arrested on drug charges in Hermantown“, March 1, 2018