When police apprehend a person and find that they are carrying any kind of illegal drug, it typically leads to more than just a possession charge. Depending on the circumstances, multiple charges can begin to stack up right away.
Take the story of a Prescott man who was arrested after police found heroin and methamphetamine in his possession. The man had recently arrived in Prescott after travelling from Phoenix via shuttle bus. Once he reached his destination, he called the police to report that the bus driver had assaulted him after he had fallen asleep on the bus.
The police responded to the scene of the incident and began to conduct an investigation. As they questioned the passenger, they noticed that he began to act erratically, showing signs that he might be impaired. They asked him if he had been using drugs, which he denied. A K-9 search of the man’s bags was performed and drug paraphernalia was discovered.
The man was carrying over 120 grams of heroin, 2 grams of meth, syringes, scales, and other drug paraphernalia.
It may seem that because the drugs were found in his bags, his only charge would be possession. But he was arrested and charged with possession of narcotic drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, and possession of narcotic drugs for sale. This is typical. Often, just one illegal activity can lead to multiple charges. When this happens, the accused can face additional penalties and punishments.
It’s extremely important to work with an attorney in a situation like this. A good, experienced attorney will know what actions to take to have additional charges dropped or reduced.
Call Charlie Naegle today if you or someone you know is facing any type of possession of drugs charges. Charlie will go to bat for you, using his experience to help you see a successful outcome to your case.