On Aug. 20, investigators served a search warrant on a residence in the 6200 block of Panther Court in Waldorf and allegedly discovered suspected black tar heroin, various prescription medications, more than 1,000 in cash and $42,000 worth of marijuana. In connection with the drug bust, a Waldorf couple is being accused of drug crimes for the second time this year. A man and a woman at the residence were taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The couple were charged with selling drugs at the same residence in January. The investigation began after detectives were tipped off by Charles County Crime Solvers. Reportedly, the couple sold drugs from their home and their car. In January, detectives allegedly discovered containers filled with marijuana and labeled with product names. In addition, law enforcement seized a Dodge Charger, $5,000 in cash, two firearms and drug paraphernalia.
A Maryland criminal defense attorney may be able to assist someone who is facing serious drug charges. The attorney might begin by reviewing the circumstances surrounding a search and seizure and police procedures as they took the defendant into custody. If police have not followed the proper protocol or have violated a defendant’s rights, the attorney may be able to have crucial evidence excluded from court. If law enforcement violated the defendant’s rights through an improper search or seizure, the attorney might be able to have the entire case dismissed.
If the evidence or procedures can’t be challenged, the attorney may recommend a plea agreement. Some prosecutors are willing to reduce a person’s charges or penalties in exchange for a drug or alcohol treatment program or a guilty plea.
Source: Southern Maryland News Net, “Waldorf Couple Busted Again for Selling Drugs“, August 28, 2013