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Reports of alleged theft leads to allegations of drug crimes

Anyone can place a call to authorities accusing another party of involvement in unlawful behavior. However, before a conviction can be obtained, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A woman is reportedly facing allegations of drug crimes following a recent investigation in which she was accused of stealing jewelry from a home in Wisconsin.

The investigation was initiated after police received reports from a person claiming that her son's girlfriend had stolen jewelry from her home and sold it at a pawn shop. Authorities also assert that a witness from the pawn shop admitted that the woman had visited the establishment several times over a 10 day span. The woman was located in her car and was taken into custody soon thereafter, and authorities proceeded to initiate a search of the vehicle.

During the search, police claim to have uncovered the presence of an unspecified quantity of heroin, along with drug paraphernalia. They also advised that a man was with the vehicle at the time, and he was subsequently charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition to allegations of theft, the woman is also facing charges for possession of heroin.

With the potential severity of the consequences for a conviction for drug crimes, a person in Wisconsin may find it advisable to seek guidance as soon as the charges are filed. By speaking with a defense attorney, a person could obtain advice on the best course of action to take during legal proceedings. An attorney can work toward protecting a client's legal rights and assist him or her in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible.

Source: journaltimes.com, "Woman charged for drugs and stealing, pawning jewelry", April 11, 2018

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