Connecticut drug charges can lead to serious consequences in the event that authorities are able to obtain a conviction against an accused individual. The potential penalties run the gamut from time spent incarcerated in jail and financial fines to serving time on probation. In addition to this type of punishment, those who are accused of drug charges may experience other ramifications such as loss of employment or negative publicity.
Authorities in Connecticut recently brought drug charges against a 37-year-old man they say not only had drugs in his possession, but also engaged in drug trafficking. Their attention was apparently first brought to the man after someone called in a report of some sort of physical confrontation in a Connecticut neighborhood. At that point, police officials came upon the man standing in front of a vehicle in the presence of a woman whose identity was not released.
According to police, they detected a strange odor coming from the vehicle and ultimately found a marijuana cigarette that had been partially smoked in the car's center console. Further investigation led to the alleged discovery of cocaine in the man's possession and an Oxycodone pill in the woman's possession for which she supposedly did not have a prescription. Police maintain that they found proof that the man had been engaging in the dealing of drugs, including drug-related messages on a cell phone.
Now, the man in this case has been accused of drug charges, including possession of narcotics and possession with intent to sell. In cases like this, Connecticut residents facing drug offense allegations have the right to be presumed innocent until and only if proven guilty at trial. They may also choose whether to negotiate a plea deal with authorities if the circumstances warrant that or to mount a vigorous defense against the charges.
Source: The Middletown Press, "Middletown man facing drug charges," Michael T. Lyle Jr., May 2, 2013