A father and his son have been arrested in Louisiana in connection with a drug crime. The arrests on drug charges came after an investigation by police. The ages of the men arrested are 60 and 40.
The two men were taken into custody by a sheriff's office drug task force while they were at their house. Police reported that they discovered more than 30 marijuana plants near the property's back wood line. They also allegedly found loose marijuana in a safe at the house.
The men face charges for the cultivation and manufacture of marijuana. They have also been charged with possessing a Schedule I drug. Police said it was unfortunate that a father and son were involved in the illegal drug business.
Even if a person has been accused of committing a drug crime, he or she is always presumed innocent unless proved guilty. The individual can proceed to trial if he or she feels that this is in his or her best interests. At trial, prosecutors have to prove his or her drug charges using relevant and appropriate evidence before a criminal conviction can be handed down. In some cases, the potential evidence's weight suggests the need to seek to strike a plea deal with the prosecution, if available, as a plea agreement might lead to a more lenient sentence from a Louisiana court. The criminal defense will work to achieve the best outcome for the accused, while also ensuring that his or her rights are not violated at any stage of the criminal proceedings.
Source: wgno.com, "Father and son booked with pot possession and cultivation charges", July 28, 2016