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Minnesota man accused of selling drugs

A Superior man made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on August 5, 2013, on allegations that he was selling bath salts from an apartment in the 1200 block of Weeks Avenue. He is being accused of multiple drug crimes.

According to the criminal complaint, a search warrant was executed by members of the Superior Police Department at the man's home on July 31, 2013. Law enforcement allegedly discovered 10 guns, including a fully loaded .9mm handgun with a round in the chamber, methadone pills and over seven grams of bath salts.

The man is facing felony charges of possession of narcotic drugs, felony charges of possession with intent to deliver bath salts and misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance. He remains in custody in lieu of a cash bail of $1,000. He is not allowed to use or possess firearms or controlled substances.

Felony drug charges are a serious matter that can cause lifelong consequences for anyone convicted of them. There may be a long prison sentence. In the U.S. mandatory minimum sentences might require judges to hand down long sentences. In addition to long jail terms, there might also be hefty fines and lengthy probation periods. Convicted felons are not allowed to vote or receive certain grants for college, and they may have difficulties finding work and housing.

An experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney might be able to spare someone charged with serious crimes from the worst of the possible consequences. In some cases, law enforcement officers do not follow procedures or violate the rights of individuals. If the attorney finds any evidence of police misconduct or any violation of a defendant's rights, he or she may have the entire case dismissed.

Source: Superior Telegram, "Superior man charged with drug offenses", August 06, 2013

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