Drug charges are serious; they can be filed at the state or federal level, making it possible for you to face a prison sentence or heavy fines. As someone accused, it's important to make your defense strong, so you can avoid unfair consequences.
Three people have been arrested on drug allegations; two Minnesota men and a man from Michigan have been charged for first degree conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime. According to the news, the charges state that the men had in their possession 134 grams of heroin and had planned to sell it.
The complaint filed stated that two of the men had been under investigation under the suspicion that a third was providing heroin to them. According to officers, the man was located on Highway 169, and there around 134 grams of what they suspected was heroin was found.
One man told the officers that he had traveled from Detroit to Itasca County around eight times while transporting between 50 and 100 grams of heroin to sell. He also stated that he had been picked up by the other two men under investigation. The man driving from Detroit had no previous convictions, but the other two had previous convictions including a felony for receiving stolen property and violated parole. Now, all three face charges.
If you're stopped in a situation like this and are charged with a drug crime, it's important to speak to your attorney before you work with the police. Your defense may depend on the things you say and do, and that's why getting more information before talking to the police can benefit you.
Source: Herald Review, "Three arrested in drug investigation," Lisa Rosemore, March 15, 2016