Traffic stop allegedly results in drug crime in Oregon
Controlled substances, such as methamphetamine, are illegal to distribute or possess in the United States. Methamphetamine has a medical use. However, the substance may be dangerous to the body and may also fuel criminal activities. Due to this, all 50 states, including Oregon, do not tolerate possession of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs.
For instance, two men were arrested following a traffic stop near Portland, Oregon. The two men are now facing drug charges. The arrest was made after the authorities stopped a sports utility vehicle in Springfield, Oregon, for traffic violations. However, the police alleged that they detected half an ounce of methamphetamine inside the SUV. The investigation continued in a room where the police allegedly found stolen identification and other evidence related to drug distribution.
As a result, a 45-year-old man was accused of illegal drug possession and drug distribution of methamphetamine. In addition, a 44-year-old man is facing identity theft and other charges. Both men were booked into the county jail and have not been released.
A criminal drug charge is a serious matter. The penalties and possible consequences of a drug crime may be severe. Drug charges may carry a prison sentence and large fines. Furthermore, a charge for drug possession can cost a person his or her job, reputation and other opportunities.
An Oregon resident accused of a drug crime may want to contest the criminal charges. In an alleged drug crime, an attorney will pursue the best possible outcome for the accused individuals. The defense may challenge the search and seizure process conducted by police and closely examine the evidence in the case. Everyone is entitled to their rights, regardless of the charges against them.