When authorities deem an exchange between two or more parties to be suspicious, they may choose to further investigate the matter. Should this lead to the alleged discovery of drug activity, those involved may find themselves facing criminal charges. Two men have recently been arrested and are now facing drug charges after authorities claim to have disrupted a drug deal in West Virginia.

Authorities within a drug enforcement unit claim to have witnessed an interaction between the men and another individual that allegedly involved the passing of heroin. After disrupting the alleged incident, they claim to have found the men to be in possession of an unspecified amount of the substance and some cash. Both were taken into custody soon thereafter, and each is facing numerous charges in relation.

Drug charges of this nature carry severe penalties if a conviction is obtained. Individuals who are convicted of similar crimes face a variety of consequences, which may include a prolonged prison term and a substantial amount in monetary fines. Those who face a similar situation may find the process stressful and daunting, and they could benefit from preparing for what comes next by focusing on their defense.

When facing multiple drug charges, a person may find it advisable to seek guidance from an attorney in the initial stages of the process. A defense attorney can thoroughly evaluate the situation and advise a client in West Virginia of the consequences he or she may face. An attorney can also work toward protecting a client's legal rights throughout the process and assist in pursuing the best outcome possible during court proceedings.

Source: wsaz.com, "Two men arrested after deputies interrupt heroin deal," Dec. 5, 2017

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