A routine traffic stop turned into an arrest for a 28-year-old man. He
drug charges after Maryland authorities allegedly discovered that he had drug paraphernalia.
He was detained at a detention facility on $2,600 bail.
The arrest happened on a recent Sunday morning after a police officer stopped
the suspect for speeding. During the traffic stop, the officer discovered
that he had a warrant out for his arrest. Upon a search of the vehicle,
officers reportedly discovered oxycodone and a syringe. The officers also
discovered drug paraphernalia and equipment that is used to dispense illegal drugs.
In regard to the suspect's other warrant in a different county for
theft of less than $1,000, he was released and ordered to make an appearance
in court. It is not known if the man has met his bail requirement on this
charge. No other details about this case have been reported.
Drug charges usually carry heavy legal consequences and some of those ramifications
may include time in jail. Under some circumstances, defendants are required
to continue probation after being released from jail to finish out their
sentences. Regardless of the type of charge that defendants face, they
have rights provided to them under our criminal laws. Some of these rights
include the right to be heard in front of an impartial jury and also the
right to dispute any evidence Maryland prosecutors intend to use against
them. Furthermore, defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a criminal
courtroom and that only happens after prosecutors have met their burden of proof.
Source: fredericknewspost.com, "Man faces drug charges after speeding stop", , Aug 11, 2014