The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects a person from unlawful search or seizure. In most cases, Minnesota police must obtain a search warrant to enter a property to investigate whether evidence of an alleged crime is on the property. Law enforcement officers reportedly had such a warrant when they arrived at a particular residence on a recent Friday, where they wound up making two arrests that led to drug charges.
Investigators entered a home in Greenleaf. As a result of their search, many items and substances were confiscated. The officers then took two people into custody. The investigators were part of a drug task force. They claim to have discovered numerous illegal substances, including methamphetamine, psilocybin mushrooms, pills containing fentanyl, and more.
Cash taken from the home is believed to be drug money
The drug task force agents later stated that they seized cash from the residence as well because they believed that it was money that had been exchanged for drugs. One of the defendants is said to have had several warrants for his arrest involving other drug charges. Both defendants will have an opportunity to present a defense in court for this case.
Determining which defense options are best
No two cases involving drug charges are exactly the same. A Minnesota defense attorney can provide guidance and recommendations regarding which specific defense strategies might best fit an individual set of circumstances. A defendant may invoke his or her Fifth Amendment right to remain silent under interrogation, unless and until he or she has had a chance to speak with an attorney.