Being involved in a routine traffic stop can be a stressful process, which may only become more intimidating should it lead to criminal accusations. Many individuals have faced drug charges following the search of their vehicle under similar circumstances. Two men have been arrested and are facing similar charges after two separate traffic stops that took place less than an hour apart in West Virginia.
The first incident occurred when police claim to have come upon a driver who was using a cell phone while operating his vehicle. After initiating a stop, they allegedly found out that he was in possession of methamphetamine. Although it is unclear how authorities came to believe he was in possession of illegal drugs, he was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance.
The second individual was stopped less than an hour later for unspecified reasons. A search of his vehicle allegedly unearthed the presence of crack cocaine, and he was arrested and accused of possession with intent to deliver. The reasons for the search were not provided, and with the severity of drug charges of this nature, both men face serious consequences should a conviction be obtained.
Individuals who are accused of drug charges under similar circumstances may find it beneficial to seek assistance in the early stages of the process. An attorney in West Virginia can evaluate the circumstances surrounding the search and arrest procedures, and ensure that a client's rights were not violated in any way. Through thorough examination of the situation, an attorney can provide a client with advice on the best course of action to take during legal proceedings.
Source: wtov9.com, "Two separate traffic stops land two in jail for drugs", Sept. 23, 2017