2 facing Maryland drug charges after traffic stop

On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Drug Charges on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Being convicted of any type of drug charges can often lead to life-altering consequences for accused individuals. Two Maryland residents appear to be experiencing this prospect after officials accused them of drug charges in the wake of a recent traffic stop. They were pulled over by a Maryland State Police trooper in the Toyota SUV they were driving.

The traffic stop came just after 2:30 a.m. and reportedly occurred due to a traffic violation. The Maryland State Police trooper who conducted the traffic stop indicated that he had probable cause for searching the vehicle after he pulled it over. During that search, the trooper allegedly found a significant amount of suspected heroin and one baggie each of cocaine and suspected marijuana.

The two individuals were then arrested for drug possession with the intent to distribute. The male is now being prosecuted for a single count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent is distribute, along with several possession charges. The female is also facing a possession with the intent to distribute charge, along with one count of possessing a controlled substance not marijuana and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The male remained incarcerated on a $50,000 bail for his drug charges, and the female was jailed on a $35,000 bail. Both could face significant penalties in the event a conviction is ultimately obtained on these charges. It would likely benefit both to fully understand the charges leveled against them and the potential penalties that they face. This could help them make informed decisions as they prepare their defense strategies and fight for the best possible outcome.

Source: Cecil Daily, “Two Perryville residents face drug charges after traffic stop,” Jacob Owens, March 2, 2013

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