EIGHT SERIOUS DRUG CHARGES DROPPED (2012)

Case Study » EIGHT SERIOUS DRUG CHARGES DROPPED (2012)

Based on multiple complaints to police, our 30 year old client was suspected of distributing narcotics out of his residence in Connecticut. After observing suspicious behavior from a suspected buyer, police used a K-9 unit’s alert on a trash bag placed outside of his mobile home to conduct a search of the bag, containing plastic baggies with marijuana residue. Police then used this evidence to conduct a warranted search and seizure of his residence and surrounding property. Our client was charged with:

----Possession of more than four ounces of marijuana (over 4 lbs)
----Possession of marijuana with intent to sell
----Possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a day care
----Possession of a controlled substance (Xanax)
----Possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a day care
----Possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a day care (numerous glass jars and a scale)
----Possession of cocaine
----Possession of cocaine within 1,500 of a day care; and
----Operating a drug factory

In a written Motion to Suppress submitted to the State’s Attorney, Attorney Soulsby argued that there was insufficient evidence to grant a valid search warrant, which ultimately led to the seizure of the contraband. The Prosecutor agreed to drop all of the charges down to 1 simple count of possession with intent to sell. Our client will spend 3 years on conditional discharge- a disposition where the defendant must satisfy certain court-ordered conditions instead of a prison term [a form of unsupervised probation]. (Represented by Attorney Peter Soulsby)

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