Being charged for drug offenses is typically frightening, especially when freedom is on the line. Recently, Colorado authorities in Monte Vista arrested five people for a number of drug offenses and other criminal charges. Reports indicate that a SWAT team was involved in this matter.
Apparently, authorities were able to get a warrant to search a home on a recent Thursday. Upon a search of the residence, officials discovered allegedly stolen weapons and over 100 knives. They say they also discovered drugs, including Oxycodone, meth and a large amount in heroin. This resulted in the arrests for various charges. A 38-year-old man was charged with possession and illegal delivery of controlled substance.
A 42-year-old woman was charged with illegal possession of controlled substance and drug apparatuses. A 41-year-old man was charged with multiple drug felonies and weapon possession. The other two individuals were arrested for the same charges. In addition to the drug and weapons charges, one of the individuals was also charged with having explosives.
Prosecutors tend to pursue convictions for accusations of drug offenses to the fullest extent under the law. To limit legal risk, it would be beneficial to the individuals to be aware of the specific nature of the evidence that prosecutors plan to use against them. When individuals know that information ahead of time, they have the opportunity to challenge suspect evidence as they fight to preserve their freedom. If evidence appears to be stacked in favor of prosecutors, then an experienced criminal defense attorney in Colorado can help defendants explore other options, including the possibility of a plea agreement in exchange for favorable sentencing considerations.
Source: koaa.com, “Five arrested in Monte Vista for drug possession, theft and other charges“, Kenzie Meek-Beck, Dec. 22, 2014