Two arrests took place in Missouri on a recent Tuesday related to allegations of illicit drug activities. The men accused now face multiple charges, including possession of drugs and distribution of a controlled substance. The men, ages 29 and 24, are accused of dealing drugs from a central-city apartment.
Allegedly, a Columbia police detective enlisted an informant to participate in buying drugs from the two men. Supposedly, three separate purchases were made over the span of several days. Police say they found one of the men in possession of various drugs and paraphernalia when they arrested him.
The other man was reportedly arrested on a municipal warrant before detectives served him with a search warrant. Those same detectives claim to have found drugs and various items typically associated with drug use in the the kitchen of the apartment where he was apparently staying. He is now being held on a $30,000 cash bond.
Being accused of possession of drugs in Missouri does not necessarily mean that a conviction will be handed down in court. There are many aspects of an aggressively presented defense that can lead to a reduction or complete dismissal of charges. Anyone who has recently been arrested and charged with a drug crime can retain legal assistance to begin investigating the events that led to the arrest in order to determine whether any personal rights were violated in the process. A seasoned criminal lawyer is often able to assess a situation and help determine how best to build a strong defense in order to obtain a positive outcome on behalf of a defendant.
Source: columbiatribune.com, "Two men arrested on drug charges", Feb. 8, 2016