When law enforcement has their suspicion that an illegal activity is going on, they will issue a warrant. By conducting a search, officers are able to determine if their suspicions were accurate. If drug crimes are suspected, this could mean conducting a search of a home. Depending on the cope of the search, officers could uncover a wide range of evidence, resulting in the accused facing multiple drug charges.
This is what recently occurred in upstate New York. Law enforcement in Auburn was investigating the illegal sale of narcotics in the area. This resulted in police getting a search warrant issued to search the home of a local man. With the assistance of the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force, K-9 unit and the New York Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the search warrant was issued at a house on Capital Street.
Details on what the police uncovered during the search was not reported at this time; however, it was reported that the man faces several charges, which includes three felonies. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. Because investigation is still ongoing, police stated that he could face more charges.
Whether you are facing one or multiple drug charges, the fact of the matter is that it is a difficult situation to be in. A drug charge and carry with it serious consequences, making it imperative that criminal defense actions are explored and initiated on a timely basis.