Traffic violations lead to Oregon drug arrest
Readers of this blog know that the state of Oregon has tough laws and even tougher penalties related to drugs and illegal substances. Those who are accused of violating drug laws are vigorously prosecuted and, if found guilty, could face a long period of incarceration. As a result, those charged with drug crimes should prioritize crafting a defensive strategy to have the charges reduced or even dropped.
A drug trafficking incident south of Portland is a case in point. In Klamath Falls, two men are facing serious charges after state police allegedly discovered approximately $18,000 worth of methamphetamine.
Reportedly, the men were driving a vehicle with California plates, heading north, when police pulled them over. When the officers searched the car with the help of a drug dog, they allegedly found more than a pound of the illegal substance concealed in the vehicle. Both men are being held for questioning and are charged with unlawful possession and distribution of a controlled substance.
In Oregon, a possession charge can land someone in jail whether it's a first-time offense or a repeat offense. On the other hand, a conviction for drug trafficking will usually result in even more stringent penalties. As the case moves forward, police may assert that the men brought drugs across state borders, which could make things much more complicated for both individuals.
After being charged with drug possession or trafficking, immediate action is needed in order to defend the rights of those who are accused. Police won't hesitate in gather evidence in order to build a case for the prosecution. By responding swiftly and working with a legal professional to carefully examine evidence and determining whether or not it's admissible in court, those accused of drug crimes can best ensure they are treated fairly while on trial.