Drug charges should never be taken lightly and require a strong criminal defense. Several individuals in the Statesville area are facing drug charges after authorities allegedly found drugs in a home. Authorities allegedly found methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs in the home. Police were searching for a 20-year old man wanted by law enforcement, who lives at the home, but stated they also believed there was drug activity in the home. According to police, a 32-year old man attempted to flee the home when authorities arrived. A 43-year old man was also arrested at the home.
When the 32-year old man was arrested, authorities allegedly found 4 grams of methamphetamine on him. Additionally, authorities allegedly found 10 grams of black tar heroin, greater than 30 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, suboxone strips and drug paraphernalia inside a camper located at the home. A 40-year old man also left the home and was arrested at a later time. Authorities allegedly found a pill container with black tar heroin inside it that belonged to him.
The 20-year old man was charged with trafficking in heroin; trafficking in methamphetamine; felony maintaining a dwelling, place or vehicle for a controlled substance; possession of a schedule III controlled substance; possession of marijuana; possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 43-year old man is facing the same charges. The 40-year old man was arrested by authorities and the 32-year old man was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a resisting arrest charge.
Drug charges are significant charges that can carry serious consequences and penalties which is why it is important to ensure authorities follow required procedures when conducting searches and seizures, including the arrest of accused individuals. When faced with drug possession charges, and other drug charges, it is important for accused individuals to have a solid understanding of the criminal law process and their rights so they can protect themselves when forming a criminal defense response to the charges they are facing.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark, "3 charged after deputies raid Statesville home," Sept. 12, 2017