Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that can lead to an arrest. For five individuals in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, trash thrown out a vehicle’s window led to a traffic stop.
According to Anne Arundel County police, an officer reportedly saw the occupants of a vehicle throw trash out of the window. The officer pulled the vehicle over and made contact with the occupants. During the stop, the officers said that probable cause led to a search of the vehicle.
According to authorities, officers found 28 Suboxone strips, 32 grams of marijuana and a .45 caliber handgun that was loaded.
The occupants of the vehicle, four of which are 18 years old and one who is 17 years old, were arrested. They face charges relating to the handgun and drugs that were allegedly found in the vehicle. All five are residents of Baltimore.
Drug charges can have a serious impact on your life. Not only can you face substantial penalties, but the conviction will follow you. You may have difficulties finding employment and many places will not rent to anyone with a drug conviction. In most states, you are not eligible for government assistance with a drug conviction, either.
Presenting a strong defense is one way to fight to keep a conviction off your criminal record. However, drug court may be another option. Your attorney can tell you whether or not you qualify for drug court. These courts are designed to give offenders a second chance; however, there are requirements that must be met.
You can learn more about the legal options in your case by speaking with an experienced attorney.
Source: Capital Gazette, “Five arrested, charged in Brooklyn Park traffic stop,” Lauren Loricchio, June 23, 2016
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