Drug charges can have lasting ramifications

The drug crisis in the country and in Louisiana continues unabated. Trafficking in illegal drugs continues to be a major problem. However, it is important to remember that anyone who is arrested and charged with trafficking or possession is presumed innocent of drug charges until proven guilty by a court of law. This is a right that is enshrined in the United States Constitution.

A man was recently arrested on suspicion of transporting large amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana and promethazine. The man and his truck were pulled over on highway 117 between Houston and Natchitoches. A K-9 search of the truck allegedly revealed 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.1 pounds of marijuana and 2 gallons of promethazine syrup.

The man arrested faces charges of possession with intent to distribute for each of the three drugs allegedly found in the truck. Being pulled over can be an unsettling experience. Having a vehicle searched can further unsettle and possibly confuse a person, causing him or her to say or do something unintended. Knowing one's rights could prove beneficial in such a situation.

A person facing drug charges after having been pulled over in Louisiana may benefit from seeking the advice of a criminal law attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer can review the facts of the case and ensure that the client is fully aware of his or her rights under the law. A drug charge can have serious implications for one's future, and an experienced lawyer may be able to assist in minimizing the long term ramifications by recommending the best available legal options.

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