Drug enforcement officials conducted a raid at a home on a recent Wednesday
morning. Authorities claim that the raid revealed that drugs were being
processed in the residence. The investigation led to
drug charges for three Maryland individuals, including a psychiatrist. Nevertheless,
just because an arrest has been made does not necessarily mean that any
of the accused people are guilty of any criminal conduct.
The psychiatrist was formerly employed at an addiction rehab center, and
she was reportedly battling an addiction at the same time. In 2012, her
license was suspended for an indefinite amount of time, following an alleged
probation violation. Authorities believe that her home was a manufacturing
and distribution center for Ecstasy.
The psychiatrist and her boyfriend now face a number of charges, including
possession and manufacturing drugs for the purpose of distributing them.
The doctor and her boyfriend were booked into a county detention facility
and were released on bond. A third individual who was arrested is still
being held. No other details surrounding the case have been reported.
Drug charges do not only cause an individual's freedom to be restricted;
it can also cause someone to suffer economically if convicted. From an
economic standpoint, defendants may not have many job opportunities, and
state licenses may be challenging to obtain. Moreover, it may be equally
difficult to find a suitable place to live since many landlords will not
rent to felons. However, any person who is arrested for any type of drug
charge is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a Maryland criminal
court of law.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Police name 3 charged in Towson drug raid", Scott Dance and Nayana Davis, June 26, 2014