Authorities in Massachusetts detained a 33-year-old man and a 31-year-old man claiming that both were involved in marijuana distribution. The men were taken into custody on the afternoon of Nov. 29 after police allegedly observed the 31-year-old man selling marijuana to the other man.
The sale took place near a garage in Springfield that police had under surveillance. Police followed the man who made the purchase and say they found him with 10 pounds of marijuana. They then took the seller into custody shortly after he left his home later that same day. Authorities claim to have seized nearly 15 more pounds of marijuana from the man along with drug paraphernalia and more than $12,000 in cash.
The man who bought the marijuana has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The man who sold it to him has been charged with operating a motor vehicle after suspension, distribution of a Class D substance and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Due to the seriousness of drug charges, the individuals may wish to work with an attorney. In a similar type of case, an attorney might suggest several different options for defense depending on the specific circumstances and the strength of the evidence. For example, in a drug case, individuals might make a deal in which they provide evidence about who supplied the drugs to them in exchange for potentially lesser charges and a lighter sentence.
Another possibility is that an attorney might look at the circumstances around taking the men into custody. If the men’s rights were violated at some stage, the case might be dismissed. The men could also plead innocent and dispute the officers’ accounts of what happened.
Source: WGGB, “Police arrest two Springfield men, 25 pounds of marijuana found”, Jessica Michalski, December 01, 2014