A sudden drug bust can be a surprise, especially if you have been caught in the act. In these situations, the police have to have a reason to come into your home or to look inside your vehicle. Without the right warrants or reasonable suspicion, you can still defend yourself and have your attorney raise concerns about how the case has been handled.
The men in this case haven't said if they'll plead innocent or guilty. Three men have been arrested following a drug bust. According to the Nov. 29 news, the men now face felony charges for the bust, which discovered 144.27 grams of methamphetamine and another 225 grams of marijuana. Two of the men, from Austin, and one man from Rochester have all been charged with first-degree drug possession. They have also been charged for first-degree aggravated controlled substance crime for possessing a firearm.
Each of the man, two age 21 and one age 22, were upstairs in the home at the time of the drug bust. Police report that they discovered a magazine and ammunition for a rifle, cell phones and a tablet, 9-millmeter ammunition, pistol magazines, 12 grams of a cutting agent, foil, packaging materials used for smuggling narcotics, a ledger, cash and several other weapons and drug-related items.
Two of the men have past criminal records. The 21-year-old had a history of terroristic threats from 2011 and the 22-year-old man had been convicted of a felony drug crime in February 2016.
While difficult, cases with excessive evidence aren't necessarily fool proof. Your attorney can help you look for holes in the prosecution's case against you.
Source: Austin Daily Herald, "Trio charged after bust uncovers 360 grams of meth and marijuana, stash of weapons; 2 Austin men, Rochester man arrested," Jason Schoonover, Nov. 29, 2016