2 facing drug charges after traffic stop

On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Drug Charges on Monday, January 19, 2015.

Two people in Maryland were detained for multiple drug offenses on Jan 9. The pair was pulled over by police conducting a routine traffic stop nearby Middlebrook Road and Century Boulevard. Police claim the Mitsubishi Galant was traveling with a burnt-out taillight when it was pulled over in a parking lot by a local shopping plaza. Before the Galant came to a complete stop, arresting officers claim to have observed the two individuals reaching around and fidgeting inside the vehicle.

In the police report, the officer claims that the 32-year-old female driver seemed anxious while struggling to find her registration and license. He was also able to visibly observe her carotid pulsating rapidly. The officers suspected the two were concealing drugs and requested assistance from a K9 unit. Within a short time, one of the police canines targeted a duffle bag packed away in her truck.

Inside the duffle bag officers say they found an electronic sale, orange peels, coffee grounds and a large bag containing marijuana. Officers attest that the driver maintained her innocence and refused to admit her complicity in possessing the contraband. Police also say the driver was in possession of more than $540 in cash.

People who are accused of committing serious drug crimes could benefit from contacting a criminal defense lawyer. Legal counsel might be effective in examining the police report and developing a viable strategy for reducing the charges or helping the accused get exonerated. If an acquittal or dismissal is not possible, a lawyer may still be able to help the accused reach a plea deal with more lenient sentencing.

Source: WJLA, “MCPS special education teacher’s aide arrested on felony drug charges,” Kevin Lewis, Jan. 15, 2015

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