Over the course of several months, four law enforcement agencies conducted a large undercover operation to implicate individuals believed to be connected to a drug operation. Recently, Maryland police released details about the results of their drug sting, which implicated a total of 12 people.
According to police reports, a number of individuals engaged in “hand-to-hand” drug transactions with undercover police. Additionally, five instances took place in school zones, which will lead to more stringent drug charges for the individuals connected with those transactions.
The severity of the charges, combined with the intensity with which prosecutors will pursue these charges, suggests that all 12 individuals could benefit from a full understanding of their legal options. Among those who have been charged for distributing illegal drugs, one is an 18-year-old man. Although this young man is an adult in the eyes of the law, teenagers are susceptible to making mistakes. As such, it will be important to ensure he is treated fairly during the course of the criminal trial.
Although the Maryland law enforcement agencies involved in the drug sting likely invested a significant amount of resources into this case, they are not immune from mistakes mad along the way. Since a dozen people were implicated in the drug operation, there is a chance that someone was accidentally police’s dragnet and may not have been connected to the incident in which they’ve been implicated. This is why it will be important for all 12 individuals to make sure the specific charges and evidence used in the case are valid. If charges were erroneously issued or evidence was illegally collected, then individuals could benefit from strategies intended to resolve the legal issues at hand.
Source: DelMarvaNow.com, “Drug sting leads to 12 arrests,” Elaine Bean, Feb. 5, 2013
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