Drug charges in Connecticut can be very serious for anyone found in possession of, dealing or manufacturing drugs. When investigating a potential crime, the authorities sometimes believe there is more evidence to be found. This means the drug charges that once stood against a suspect could be elevated and become that much more serious.
In early July, a Lisbon man was served an arrest warrant by police for previous charges alleging marijuana grow operation. The 38-year-old was visited by the police to be served his warrant, at which point, they say they observed evidence that the man was again in possession of and growing marijuana. In order to seize this claimed evidence, another warrant was needed.
Police later served the man a search warrant which reportedly led to them obtaining 11 marijuana plants and a pound of packed marijuana. They also claim to have seized a number of narcotics pills, unspecified drug paraphernalia and cultivation and packaging material. The accused man was being held on $100,000 bail. New charges for the second arrest were pending.
As these drug charges head to a Connecticut criminal courtroom, this man is fully entitled to the same legal protections that apply to all individuals accused of a crime in our state. He is not obligated to prove he is innocent of the allegations. Rather, the government has the burden of proving his guilt by a stringent measure of proof. If there is a reasonable doubt as to any element of any criminal charge, that count cannot result in a conviction.
Source: Norwich Bulletin, "Lisbon man arrested on drug charges; pot, grow material seized," July 6, 2013