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)

Practice Areas:
Criminal Defense