When authorities receive information about the possible presence of drug activity in the area, they are generally obligated to initiate an investigation. Those who become involved in a similar incident may feel somewhat intimidated by the process, and they might be uncertain how to respond should they stand accused of wrongdoing. A recent investigation in West Virginia has left a 31-year-old woman facing multiple drug charges.
According to reports, the incident was part of a recent investigation into reports of drug activity at a local home. This investigation reportedly led to the search of a local residence, and during the search, authorities claim to have uncovered the presence of multiple packages containing unspecified amounts of methamphetamine. In addition, police allegedly located multiple items of drug paraphernalia, including digital scales.
No further information was provided as to the nature of the information that lead authorities to suspect the presence of drug activity. Following the search, a woman was taken into custody, and she is now facing multiple charges, including possession and intent to deliver methamphetamine. A conviction for similar charges carries serious consequences that could have a substantial impact on a person’s life.
When facing drug charges of this nature, a person could choose to prepare for what comes next by focusing on forming a strong defense. Since the criminal justice system can be complex, a person in West Virginia could benefit from speaking with an attorney as soon as the charges are filed. An attorney can evaluate the charges and evidence against a client and provide advice on the best course of action to take during subsequent court proceedings.