Three Maryland individuals were accused of being in possession of drugs after several drug agencies conducted a search warrant on a Lexington Park home on Aug. 21. According to the report, the three individuals, all of whom were Lexington Park residents, were identified as a 21-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman.
The search warrant was reportedly executed by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Emergency Services Team and members from the Narcotics Support Team with a police dog. They claimed that the two men were in possession of marijuana while the woman was in possession of oxycodone without a prescription. Additionally, they claimed that they seized evidence of drug sales, which included ledgers, personal documents, cash and pharmacy records. It was believed that the home was being used as a storage location for illegal and controlled substances.
At the time the report was released, it was noted that the authorities were still investigating the case. The three individuals were being held at the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center and were charged in association with the case, though the charges that they faced were not specified in the report. It was not stated when their next court appearance was scheduled to be.
Those who are facing drug charges following the execution of a search warrant may be facing serious consequences, such as a jail sentence. However, if there is evidence that the authorities did not properly follow the procedures for obtaining and executing the search warrant, the evidence may be ruled inadmissible in court, and the charges may ultimately be dropped. If the searched residence was shared by a number of people, the accused person may be able to prove that the controlled or illegal substances belonged to someone else in the home.
Source: smnewsnet.com, “Lexington Park Trio Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges”, August 28, 2014
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