22 Aug Man faces marijuana drug charges in Maryland
On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Drug Charges on Friday, August 22, 2014.
When a person has been accused of a drug crime in Maryland, community citizens may automatically frown upon the individual. However, this individual remains protected by the presumption of innocence unless the state can provide sufficient proof of his or her guilt. One man in our state is facing marijuana drug charges following a police investigation.
The incident occurred when police received a complaint about marijuana use. The complaint was received on a recent Thursday. At that time, a drug task force and local police visited a building in order to investigate it, authorities said.
Officials then searched an 18-year-old man’s home. There, police said they discovered drug paraphernalia and smoking devices. Reportedly, they also saw a large amount of what appeared to be marijuana. It appeared that the marijuana was slated to be distributed, according to police. The man faces charges of controlled substance possession and distribution.
Intending to distribute drugs is more serious that mere possession of drugs, as it could result in more jail time and/or a larger fine. When someone is charged with using and distributing marijuana in Maryland, the person may try to enter into a plea agreement with prosecutors in order to get reduced charges and maybe a lighter sentence. The individual might also simply decide to proceed to a trial instead, forcing prosecutors to actually prove their case in court. The accusations must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, and the accused is entitled to the same legal protections that are applicable to all people accused of a crime in our state.
Source: stardem.com, “St. Michaels man faces drug charges“, , Aug. 13, 2014