The consequences for drug-related criminal activities depends on the type of drugs involved, the amount and other factors, such as a defendant’s criminal record. One Minnesota man is facing serious legal repercussions after he was arrested for drug crimes while he was out on supervised release after a conviction for other drug offenses. He is now facing an extensive sentence for violating the terms of his release.
New charges after a drug bust
The man will face additional charges after he was caught in a drug bust by the Minnesota River Valley Task Force. He was observed by police sitting in his vehicle while various people approached. They would get in, sit for a short period of time, then exit the vehicle. It was determined that these actions indicated that drug sales were taking place.
After he was arrested, police found him to be in possession of large quantities of cocaine and oxycodone pills. The man was put on supervised release in October of last year, and he will now face new drug charges for these recent crimes. The new charges include possession of a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance.
What are his options?
The man has defense options available to him, regardless of his previous convictions. He will benefit from seeking the guidance of an experienced Minnesota defense attorney regarding how he can seek the best possible outcome to his situation. In his situation, he may seek an understanding of the ways he may be able to mitigate some of the elevated penalties he is facing.