Many individuals may find themselves unexpectedly facing legal predicaments at some point during their lives. Some parties may be accused of drug crimes and could soon be hoping that their criminal cases go in their favor. If this is a desired outcome, accused parties may wish to explore their criminal defense options or other legal avenues that could potentially suit their cases.
One man may be taking such action after recently being taken into custody in Utah. Reports stated that the man was originally stopped by police due to an undisclosed traffic violation, but officers apparently felt the need to search the vehicle after seeing prescription bottles for medical marijuana. Aside from the marijuana, police also allegedly found cocaine, a scale and other drug paraphernalia. There was reportedly 60 grams of cocaine discovered.
As a result of the incident, the man was taken into custody. He is currently facing felony charges for intent to distribute drugs. It was also noted that it is illegal to bring medical marijuana into the state, but it was unclear whether the man will be facing any specific charges relating to that purported violation.
The man will undoubtedly hope to find the most beneficial ways to approach the legal predicament he currently faces. Therefore, he may wish to find out more information on how drug crimes are handled in the Utah criminal justice system and what he may face as his case moves forward. This information could allow him to determine how to better prepare for his case and which legal strategies he may feel comfortable utilizing.
Source: fox13now.com, "Medical marijuana patient arrested for drug possession, cocaine in Utah", Ashton Edwards, Feb. 23, 2016