$62,000 worth of heroin found in Maryland car stop
A car stop on I-95 in Baltimore ended in the arrest of three men for multiple charges, including charges for drugs. the Maryland Transportation Authority police stopped the vehicle close to Caton Avenue. According to police, the reason for the car stop was speeding.
The officers conducted an interview with the three men in the vehicle, all of whom are from South Carolina. The police reported that in the car, 6,250 pouches were found that contained heroin, as well as under 10 grams of marijuana, materials for packaging drugs, a digital scale and cough medicine that is only available with a prescription. The heroin has an alleged street value of around $62,500 and weighed more than a pound.
The three individuals are 23, 25 and 26 years old and were traveling to South Carolina from new Jersey. None of the three, according to police, said the heroin belonged to them.
The 26-year-old is currently being held on a bail of $500,000. The other two have bails of $400,000.
When facing drug possession and trafficking charges, it’s important to know the possible penalties, what the prosecution’s case consists of, if the police violated any of your rights and if the evidence was handled properly. An attorney experienced in criminal law can help you with the answers to these and other questions. Depending on whether you have other criminal convictions, you may be eligible for drug court or the prosecution may offer you a plea bargain. Your attorney will speak to you about whether these options are a good idea in your case or he or she may have other options for you to consider.
Source: wbaltv.com, “MdTA police seize heroin, arrest 3 South Carolina men,” March 08, 2016