A simple stop for speeding while travelling north on Route I-95 in White Marsh, Maryland, led to a surprising find for officers on Saturday, October 22. Upon initial inspection the vehicle, Maryland State Police noticed what they described as "several indicators of illegal activity" and called for a K-9 unit to further investigate.
The K-9 unit suspected the presence of drugs, and the dog was right, finding 124 pounds worth of marijuana inside the vehicle, valued at approximately $620,000. The 67 year old driver, a Waterbury, Connecticut resident, was booked on drug kingpin charges and is currently being held at the Baltimore County Jail on $1 million dollars bond.
While most drug possession charges are relatively minor, for those involved in drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, or drug dealers charged with an intent to distribute, the charges may be serious, leading to years or even decades in prison and substantial penalties.
If you have been charged with a drug charge, regardless of the severity, it is important to have a strong team on your side to fight the charges. A professional team of lawyers may be able to minimize or even dismiss the charges, depending upon the situation. A criminal conviction can not only lead to time in prison and fines, but can also cause significant hurdles later in life, including future job limitations and even restrictions on where one can live, depending upon the severity of your conviction. It is not worth it to take such risks, and it is wise to develop a strong defense to fight the charges and protect your rights.
Source: Baltimore Sun, "Connecticut man charged after 124 pounds of marijuana found in minivan on I-95, police say," Carrie Wells, Oct. 23, 2016