Oregon state police arrest two people on drug charges
Cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana are all considered prohibited drugs in Portland, Oregon. A person caught using or distributing these drugs is likely to face serious charges, depending on the type of the prohibited substance and its quantity.
Recently, 44 pounds of high-grade marijuana were seized at a traffic stop on Interstate 5 north of Medford, Oregon. Two Washington residents were arrested when a state trooper ordered their speeding vehicle to stop. The officer discovered three garbage bags containing high-grade marijuana, which has a street value of $88,000.
The suspects are a 39-year-old woman and 44-year-old man who were charged with distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful possession. Both suspects were taken to the Jackson County, Oregon, jail.
This couple is facing the felony charges of distribution of a controlled substance. Conviction of felony charges can lead to mandatory minimum sentencing, serious fines, and penalties, as well as other negative consequences.
Due to the severity of the charges, the suspects need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney to establish a strong defense, who will investigate to find legal flaws which may have occurred during the arrests. For example, if the arresting officer failed to follow the standard procedure during the traffic stop, the defense can challenge the evidence presented in court.
In Multnomah, Oregon, a person facing drug charges can rely on an attorney who can navigate both state and federal courts, investigate the case and gather substantial evidence to support the defense. Additionally, a staunch legal advocate can suggest other ways to fight the case, such as negotiation. Still, the suspect can choose to settle the case through litigation and go head-to-head with the prosecutors in court.