What may have started as a seemingly normal day can quickly turn into a
potentially life-changing day for a person who ends up being arrested
on drug charges. A drug conviction can result in time behind bars and
lead to permanent marks on a person's record. Three people in Pennsylvania
are currently facing drug charges following a recent traffic stop.
Police said they stopped an automobile shortly after 11 a.m. on Interstate
80. The person driving the vehicle, a 36-year-old male, was reportedly
discovered to have charges related to drugs pending against him in Pennsylvania.
Police began to search the vehicle.
Police said that during their search, they found duct tape and plastic
packaging in the area of the vehicle's spare tire. Police reported
that this is a common method used when packaging narcotics for transport.
A total of 10 pounds of pot was found, along with drug paraphernalia.
The vehicle's driver and two passengers were arrested, and the men
have been charged with conspiring to deliver narcotics, which is a felony,
as well as misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and drugs. Their
bails were each set at $40,000.
An individual facing drug charges in Pennsylvania may choose to fight the
charges in court or may be presented with the opportunity to strike a
plea deal with the prosecution. The benefit of plea bargaining is that
a defendant might be able to negotiate a reduced charge, thus leading
to a lighter sentence. Those accused of
drug crimes have the right to vigorously defend themselves against the charges they face.
Source: centredaily.com, "I-80 traffic stop yields drug charges", Jan. 27, 2015