The GoldbergLaw Firm
Need an experienced lawyer, with a successful record at trial? Call us. 216-592-8719

The Right Lawyer Can Change Your Future

Rated by Super Lawyers Michael J. Goldberg

“Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.�

View Our Practice Areas

Woman accused of possession after drug seized

On Feb. 20, it was reported that Ohio authorities seized drugs, a gun and cash in a home raid. According to the director of the task force in charge of the raid, the search warrant was served at a home located in the 9000 block of Elkton Road in Lisbon.

The authorities seized a number of different drugs, including approximately 2 grams of heroin, 200 grams of cocaine and 137 grams of marijuana. The seized drugs reportedly had a street total of more than $22,500. Additionally, authorities seized drug packaging materials, drug paraphernalia, approximately $3,500 in cash and a .380 pistol. A woman was taken into police custody on multiple drug charges, including felony drug possession. Authorities stated that further charges against the accused woman were pending.

In the state of Ohio, possession of cocaine and the sale or trafficking of cocaine is illegal. The punishments for felony drug possession can range anywhere from a minimum of six months in jail with a maximum $2,500 fine to a maximum of 11 years in jail and a maximum of $20,000 in fines.

There are certain defenses that a criminal law attorney may utilize to defend their client against the charges. For example, if there was evidence that the authorities obtained an illegal search warrant or searched a piece of property without permission from the owner, the attorney may potentially argue that their client's rights were violated. If this argument is successful, the evidence found during the seizure could become admissible in court. Additionally, if the home or property belonged to someone else, an attorney could potentially argue that the drugs did not belong to the accused person.

Source:, "Drug Possession Defenses," March 4, 2015

Source: WKBN, "Drugs, cash and gun found during Lisbon raid," Feb. 20, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Get Our Experience On Your Side. Call 216-592-8719 today.

Email Us For A Response

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

The Goldberg Law Firm

Lakeside Place
323 Lakeside Ave. West
Suite 450
Cleveland, OH 44113

Toll Free: 800-845-4710
Phone: 216-592-8719
Fax: 216-781-6242
Cleveland Law Office Map