Anyone can can make an accusation about another person to police. That accusation could be based on an actual concern or suspicion, or simply the accuser's desire to cause problems for another person. Regardless, police in Missouri say that they arrested a man for possession of drugs after receiving a call about suspicious behavior.
That call came one afternoon on a day in February. Reports indicate that the caller reported "suspicious activity," though details regarding the activity that was allegedly occurring are unclear. However, a trooper responded to investigate.
As part of his investigation, he reportedly came across a 38-year-old man; it is also unclear if that man was the subject of the initial report. A K-9 unit was called to the scene and what is believed to be methamphetamine was discovered. The man was arrested, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Reports indicate that more charges could be filed against the man once the investigation is complete.
Unfortunately, those facing possession of drugs and other criminal charges may be unaware of their rights. As a result, they may be unprepared to make informed decisions regarding the direction of their cases, potentially resulting in missteps that will have lifelong consequences. Fortunately, there are professionals with experience with such cases who can help guide those facing such charges through the process. With an attorney on their side, those suspected or accused of a crime in Missouri can have confidence in the decisions that they make as they will be fully aware of the potential consequences.
Source: fultonsun.com, "Fulton man charged with drug possession", Feb. 20, 2018