Many individuals have been accused of involvement in drug-related activity following the search of a residence by law enforcement authorities. Those who face similar accusations may find the subsequent process stressful and intimidating, and they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance. A 19-year-old man has recently been arrested and accused of drug crimes following the search of a motel room in Wisconsin.
According to reports, the incident began as the man was leaving a motel room on a recent Tuesday. An officer was in the area investigating a separate matter, and claims the man was exhibiting suspicious behavior and decided to further investigate the matter. After allegedly informing the officer that he was merely visiting a friend at the motel, the officer allowed him to leave and then proceeded to search the room in question.
During the search, authorities allegedly unearthed the presence of around 4 ounces of marijuana, along with two loaded firearms and an unspecified amount of ammunition. The man was located and arrested soon thereafter and is facing felony drug charges in relation to the incident. Authorities also claim to have uncovered text messages on a phone he was carrying that allegedly indicated his involvement in drug activity.
Drug crimes of this nature carry severe penalties should a conviction be obtained. Those who face similar charges could benefit from seeking guidance from an attorney as soon as the charges are filed. An attorney can evaluate the evidence against a client in Wisconsin, as well as the procedures used during the search and arrest process, and assist in forming a strong defense for use during subsequent legal proceedings.
Source: madison.com, “Wisconsin Dells man arrested on drug charges after motel search“, Jonathan Stefonek, Dec. 20, 2017