Traffic stop for speeding leads to drug possession charges
When police make a traffic stop, they are constantly looking for signs that a crime may be occurring. For the Easton Police Department, a stop for speeding led officers to make an arrest for drug possession and other charges.
The 20-year-old driver from Glen Burnie was stopped in Easton for allegedly speeding. According to the officers, there was a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search was conducted and officers allegedly found a small bag of cocaine and several small baggies containing marijuana. The driver, according to police, was driving while his license was suspended.
The man was charged with speeding, driving without a license, driving on a suspended license, failure to display a registration card, failing to display a license, possession of a controlled dangerous substance that wasn’t marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also received a civil citation for marijuana possession under 10 grams.
After appearing in front of the district court commissioner, he was held on a $2,500 bond in the Talbot County Detention Center.
When you are charged with drug crimes, it is important that you begin to develop a strong defense strategy. Because many drug charges have serious penalties if you are convicted, you may feel as though there is nothing you can do.
An attorney experienced in defending people who are facing drug charges can provide you with information on possible defenses to these and other crimes. In some cases, a plea bargain may be possible or even drug court. Your attorney can tell you more about the options that would be appropriate for you.
Source: The Star Democrat, “Glen Burnie man charged with drug possession,” Feb. 25, 2016