State police in Maryland released the names of those arrested following a drug bust in Glen Burie. The individuals included four males and one female ranging from 22 to 29- years-old. The accused face several drug charges including possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and the possession of paraphernalia.
According to reports, the police were executing a search warrant on the property. Neighbors had been complaining of suspected drug activity at the home. The search yielded approximately 60 grams of suspected marijuana and controlled paraphernalia, including digital scales. Though the amount of marijuana only has a street value of a little over $1,000, the accused face serious penalties given the police's theory that they were intending to distribute the controlled substance.
Possession and distribution of drugs are two dramatically different things under the law. Those accused with the intent to distribute need to understand that difference. The accused also need to understand their constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches. Whether police search one's home as the result of a warrant or go through one's car during a traffic stop, police must abide by constitutional mandates.
Local Upper Marlboro criminal defense attorneys are experts in constitutional law. They know what police must show to create reasonable suspicion and probable cause. If police act outside of their authority, these local professionals can use that information to protect the accused from lengthy sentences. These professionals have years of experience helping the accused to develop their case under almost any factual circumstances. Whether it is trumped up charges or unconstitutional search or arrest process, local attorneys can help the accused through their legal struggles.
Source: WBALTV 11, "5 people arrested in Glen Burie drug bust," July 1, 2013