During the course of a normal investigation, Colorado police may knock on doors to question residents. If home, the average individual will answer the door and perhaps invite the officers inside. It is also possible that the resident may prefer to discuss the situation outside the home. The purpose of such visits are to determine if the occupant of the home heard or saw anything related to the police investigation; it is not to determine if the occupant may have something hidden in the home so that he or she can be accused of drug offenses.
Recently, police officers were investigating complaints regarding gunshots in a Colorado Springs neighborhood. As part of their investigation, officers began knocking on doors and questioning the neighborhood’s residents. During the course of this investigation, officers claim that they discovered a meth lab in a room inside of one of the homes. Two of the individuals were arrested.
This situation leaves many unanswered questions. One such question is how the officers even gained access to such a room within a home. Were the officers invited into the home, and did they have the right to search the home? Were the rights of those in the home violated at any point in time?
Accusations regarding drug offenses are a serious matter in Colorado. When such accusations are made, the accused will want to have a strong legal defense team to make sure that his or her rights are protected. After reviewing all of the evidence, the defense team will be able to establish an appropriate defense for the charges presented.
Source: kktv.com, “Colorado Springs meth lab found during unrelated investigation“, Nov. 5, 2016