Drug crimes are no laughing matter in Maryland. While simple possession may not be so bad, drug trafficking crimes are felonies that can lead to prison time and hefty fines.
Three men in Maryland were recently arrested for drug trafficking. Police found drugs, supplies, a gun and more than $90,000 at a residence in Westminster.
Of the three men, 21-year-old Jacob T. Smith of Westminster faces the most serious allegations. He is charged with multiple crimes, including using a residence to sell drugs, wearing a firearm during drug trafficking, possessing an assault weapon, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, using a firearm and a firearm magazine with more than 10 rounds of ammunition to commit a felony and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He is currently in jail without bond.
Areed Asif, 19, also from Westminster, was also charged with multiple drug crimes, including possession of controlled dangerous substances with intent to distribute, possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also faces three counts of possessing other controlled dangerous substances. He was later released on $5,000 bail.
Tinisi Thongsy, 25, of Joppa, was charged with possession and distribution of controlled dangerous substances. He was later released on $3,000 bond.
On July 30, police executed a search and seizure warrant at Smith’s residence. Asif and Thongsy also live at the home. In Smith’s bedroom, police found a loaded AK-47 and a large black case. The case was used to transport and distribute large amounts of marijuana. Police found a loaded Glock 27 on a sofa in the living area. Attached to the gun was a 30-capacity drum.
Police found other evidence of drug trafficking throughout the home. They found $80,900 inside a stove in the basement. They also came across $3,070 cash in a dryer. Police also found $8,199 in bills in a backpack in Asif’s bedroom. There was also a digital scale in his bedroom. In a bathroom, police discovered a credit card with Asif’s name on it that had cocaine residue on it. In the kitchen, police found four digital scales as well as 15 baggies of suspected marijuana.
Police also discovered various ammunition throughout the home. The ammunition included .40-caliber handgun cartridges, 9-millimeter rounds, 9-millimeter Luger rounds, .223 ammunition and .40-caliber hollow point rounds. They also found two Glock .40-caliber magazines.
Thongsy was arrested after a traffic stop. Police searched him and found a baggie of marijuana. He also had two bags of oxycodone hydrochloride pills. He was arrested on drug trafficking charges due to the number of pills in his possession.
While some drugs are decriminalized to some degree, law enforcement officials do treat drug trafficking charges harshly. You need someone on your side to provide you with a strong defense and help you get a reasonable outcome.
The Columbia drug trafficking attorneys at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. is committed to helping you with your case. We have two offices to serve you. To schedule a free consultation, call (410) 774-5987 or fill out the online form.
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