One man in Pennsylvania has been accused of engaging in numerous
drug crimes. The man was recently arrested on several drug charges after having also
been wanted in multiple counties. The arrest took place shortly after
3 a.m. on a Saturday.
Police said they stopped the man near an intersection because there was
only one functioning headlight on his car. They said the man admitted
to them that his driver's license had been suspended. When police
searched his car, they reportedly found powder in an envelope and a short
drinking straw piece in it.
The man allegedly said that the woman who had been with him earlier that
evening had likely put the paraphernalia and drugs in the man's pocket.
Authorities said they inspected the man's nose using a flashlight
and noticed a white-colored substance in one of his nostrils. Police say
they later uncovered more drugs on him in other envelopes. His multiple
charges include DUI, committing a driving-related violation, operating
a vehicle with a license that had been suspended, drug possession and
having drug contraband.
The man may be given the chance to plea bargain with Pennsylvania prosecutors
(though he has no obligation ot accept one, if offered), or he might simply
go to trial and defend himself. The prosecution must prove the man's
charges beyond a reasonable doubt, a difficult standard set intentionally
high to avoid the possibility of a wrongful conviction. Any searches and
seizures conducted by authorities in relation to his arrest must have
been reasonable under the law, and a failure to have done so may result
in the exclusion at trial of the evidence seized. Any person facing drug
charges is entitled to the legal protections guaranteed to all people
accused of committing a crime.
Source: ydr.com, "Police: Man arrested on drug charges in Windsor Township", Ted Czech, Jan. 5, 2015