Pennsylvania authorities recently conducted a search of one man's residence
that ended with several charges being filed against him and one other
man. Both are now facing
drug charges in connection with allegations of drug distribution in controlled narcotics.
The men are scheduled to have their preliminary hearings later in September.
Authorities have claimed that the search was conducted after several complaints
of purported drug activity over a period of time. Pennsylvania police
have claimed to have discovered several containers of heroin and oxycodone
within the home and vehicle of the first man, aged 40. He has subsequently
been arrested and faces various charges, all of which are classified as felonies.
He has already been arraigned, and he remains in police custody on a $75,000
bail. The second man, aged 21, was likewise arrested and faces similar
accusations. Along with several felony counts, he has been additionally
charged with a misdemeanor. Several Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies
participated in the search and seizure of the alleged substances.
The drug charges that have been formally filed against these two men are
admittedly serious counts; however, they are ensured of the right to be
presumed innocent of any criminal activity, as it is up to the state to
prove beyond any doubt that the men engaged in the sales of any controlled
or illegal substances. Both are further entitled to a fair and impartial
review of the charges in a court of law. Moreover, each man is ensured
of the right to examine any evidence the prosecutor intends to present
against them and to question the legality of both the search methods used
and the testimony of any alleged witnesses. They may also seek to gain
a thorough understanding of the case being built against them and to explore
all legal channels available to them in order to arrive at the best resolution
available in their present circumstances.
Source: neagle.com, "Two arrested in plan to sell heroin", , Sept. 11, 2014