Many individuals in Wisconsin and elsewhere may enjoy traveling with their pets, but they might not always be able to take animals with them should they need to stop at a store for necessities. When a dog is left in a vehicle, even if only for a few minutes, others nearby may feel inclined to check on the animal out of concern for its safety. A recent scenario in which authorities say they decided to check on the well-being of a dog reportedly prompted an investigation that left one person in Wisconsin facing drug charges.
Reports of the incident
According to reports, the incident began when authorities encountered a dog within a parked vehicle and proceeded to check on its well-being. After approaching the vehicle, they claim to have found a person lying in the passenger seat. Reports suggest that this person did not respond to initial attempts of contact and authorities say that while checking on her, they uncovered the possible presence of drug use and began to suspect she was experiencing the effects of an overdose.
Authorities say that after learning her identity, they became aware that she was the subject of active arrest warrants. This prompted a search of her person and the vehicle, which allegedly unearthed the presence of various types and amounts of illegal substances, including heroin and methamphetamine. The woman was taken into custody and is now facing numerous drug charges in relation to the incident.
When an investigation leads to drug charges, the average person might not be fully aware of his or her legal rights or of how best to approach the situation. Fortunately, this is not something one must face alone, as there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation thoroughly and provide insight in making informed decisions. An attorney can work toward protecting a client’s legal rights and assist in creating a strategy with which to seek the most favorable outcome possible concerning his or her future during court proceedings.