Many individuals know that it can sometimes be difficult to move through certain situations. Legal predicaments can be especially difficult if individuals do not have much knowledge relating to their circumstances. Therefore, individuals who have been accused of drug crimes may want to better understand their allegations and how they may be able to defend against them.
One woman in Utah may be hoping to gather such information after being taken into custody. It was reported that authorities were allegedly informed that a woman had been smoking heroin in front of her toddler-aged child. As a result of receiving these tips, authorities purportedly gained a warrant to search the woman's residence to presumably determine whether there was any evidence to support the claims.
Police searched the home and allegedly located items considered to be drug paraphernalia, including burnt aluminum foil and "snort tubes." The woman was later reportedly located at a friend's residence, and the toddler was not with her. She claimed that the child was with her boyfriend, but authorities later purportedly located the child alone and in a possibly unhealthy environment. As a result of the situation, the woman was taken into custody and is currently facing charges of child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.
As the woman's case moves forward, she will likely want to ensure that the decisions she makes best suit her circumstances. Therefore, she may want to gain more knowledge on the allegations she faces and the criminal proceedings in Utah for drug crimes. Additionally, she may find that discussing her circumstances with her legal counsel are a wise step to consider.
Source: heraldextra.com, "Payson woman accused of smoking heroin in front of toddler", Kurt Hanson, July 21, 2015