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Eyewitness account leads to assault and battery charges

Sometimes, criminal cases rely heavily on eyewitness testimony because they do not have many other pieces of "hard" evidence, such as DNA or fingerprints, etc. Unfortunately, studies have shown that eyewitness testimony is not always the most reliable form of evidence because people do not tend to remember events in exact detail, and these details can even become skewed. A man was recently arrested in Massachusetts for assault and battery after the statements of witnesses purportedly led the police to him.

Massachusetts man faces drug charges after vehicle search

Any time a vehicle is stopped and searched by police officers, there are certain protocols that the officers must follow. For example, first and foremost, the search of the vehicle must be legal. Otherwise, any alleged evidence that the officers might find could be inadmissible in court. A man was recently stopped by police officers in Massachusetts, and he was eventually arrested on drug charges.

3 accused of drug trafficking charges for heroin, meth

After surveying a hotel, three men were eventually arrested under allegations of drug crimes. The authorities claim that they seized two kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and five kilograms of heroin from the men's Massachusetts hotel room and their vehicle. The three face drug trafficking charges as well as conspiracy to violate the Controlled Drug Act.

5 Logan Airport employees arrested for criminal charges

Resulting from an incident at Logan Airport, five airport employees were recently arrested for white collar crimes. The five individuals allegedly attempted to smuggle thousands of dollars from Massachusetts to another state, and the authorities believe that this money constituted drug proceeds. The accused individuals face criminal charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and money laundering.

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