A 47-year-old man and two others have been charged with drug crimes in Minnesota and are no doubt considering their criminal defense options at this time. The events that unfolded began with a traffic stop that occurred just after 10 p.m. on a recent Sunday. Police say they made the stop because they suspected that the driver of the car was impaired.
Police say they pulled driver over for suspected intoxication
When the man in question pulled over for a traffic stop, police claim to have found a bag inside his vehicle that contained a firearm. Police further stated that the weapon in question had been reported stolen in another state. The officers say the man was also in possession of a substantial amount of cash, as well as substances they believe to have been methamphetamine and oxycodone pills.
A tip led police to search a home
While no information was provided as to a supposed tip the police then received, they say someone told them the man was part of a group of people who were dealing illegal drugs out of a specific house in the area. Police later searched the house in question and arrested two more people who were reportedly living there at the time. The man who was pulled over is now facing charges for drunk driving, and all three people are also facing numerous drug charges.
Three people arrested and charged with drug crimes
Every person arrested in Minnesota or elsewhere who winds up being charged with driver intoxication, drug crimes or any other crime is guaranteed an opportunity to refute the charges against him or her in court. A strong criminal defense is typically the key to being able to mitigate one’s circumstances, and, in some cases, is enough to win a favorable outcome in court. This is why most defendants request a meeting with an experienced criminal law attorney as soon as possible after an arrest.