In Ohio, receiving charges for possession of drugs can have severe consequences if individuals are found guilty. In separate incidents, police in our state recently handed felony drug charges to two individuals for drug possession. One of the individuals has reportedly admitted to the possession charges against her.
The first individual who received felony drug charges was pulled over for a traffic violation. Police officers arrested the woman for possession of heroin. She allegedly had 70 grams of heroin at the time of arrest. According to officers, the value of this much heroin could be as high as $10,000 when sold. The woman admitted to these charges and was taken to the Scioto County Jail.
Felony charges were also brought against a second individual due to possession of the drugs. The man was charged with possession of heroin and oxycodone. Police allege that he was carrying 122 grams of heroin and 270 oxycodone pills. The street value of these drugs is about $26,400. He was also taken to Scioto County Jail, although there is no word on what he will plead to the charges.
These two individuals face similar felony drug charges, but there is more than one right way to handle charges being placed against them. For instance, the woman who was arrested for possession of heroin has already admitted that she was carrying these drugs. This may work well for her, depending on what kind of a defense she wants to mount. She may be able to plea bargain for a more lenient sentence if she pleads guilty at a hearing.
The second individual, if he has not pleaded guilty, also has numerous options available. The prosecution has to prove his guilt of the drug charges beyond a reasonable doubt. He will be able to gather evidence and review the evidence against him to prove that he did not commit the crimes of which he is accused. Both defendants will have the best chance by seeking assistance throughout the process of going to trial and preparing to defend themselves.
Source: wsaz.com, "Two Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stops in Scioto County, Ohio," Feb. 27, 2013