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Routine open air search leads to accusations of drug crimes

K-9 units are often instrumental in the search and seizure of illegal drugs. These units perform open air searches in a variety of circumstances, including certain traffic stops and public places suspected of drug activity. A Wisconsin man has been accused of drug crimes following a recent search that reportedly took place under similar circumstances.

Authorities claim the K-9 unit was performing a routine search on the premises of a local hotel. During the process, the unit allegedly indicated that drugs were present in one of the nearby rooms. Upon questioning the occupant, they claim he consented to a search and relinquished a bottle containing marijuana, while another container with similar contents was allegedly located shortly thereafter, along with a pipe and grinder.

The amount of marijuana that was allegedly uncovered in the process was not specified. It is also unclear what charges the accused individual may face. However, those who are accused of drug-related crimes of any kind often face serious consequences if convicted. Those who face similar charges typically choose to focus on their defense to prepare for the road ahead.

Facing accusations for drug crimes can be a stressful and daunting process, prompting many individuals to seek assistance throughout this challenging life event. When facing a similar situation, one might find it beneficial to speak with an attorney for advice on how to proceed. Through thorough examination of the charges and evidence against a client, an attorney in Wisconsin can assist in forming a strong defense intended on obtaining the best outcome possible during court proceedings.

Source: Oak Creek, WI Patch, “Oak Creek Police Dog Helps Bust Drug User at Area Motel,” Scott Anderson, July 13, 2017

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