South Carolina police used an informant to purchase drugs on three different occasions from the same person over 13 days in November 2018. The undercover work led to a drug bust that recovered six grams of heroin, 13 grams of cocaine and over $4,000 in cash. Authorities also found a gun at an apartment where the man was found and taken into custody.
He faces multiple charges including two counts of possession of cocaine and three counts of possession of heroin. This is the second time that he has been charged with these crimes. The man also faces a charge of having a weapon while committing a violent crime. In addition to that raid, authorities initiated another one on Nov. 14 in Atlantic Beach that resulted in multiple people being taken into custody. During that raid, authorities found marijuana, gold and $7,500 in cash.
Individuals who are charged with drug offenses may spend time in jail or prison if convicted. They could also be subject to fines or other penalties as part of their sentence. However, an attorney may help an individual avoid some or all possible consequences in a drug crimes case. There are many different tactics that an attorney may use to accomplish this goal. One tactic may be to have evidence suppressed in a case.
This could be done by asserting that police didn’t have a warrant or otherwise lacked probable cause to raid a residence or conduct a traffic stop. If the evidence was collected legally, an attorney may argue that it doesn’t meet the burden of proof that a prosecutor has to get a conviction. This may be enough to get a case dismissed or create leverage to negotiate a plea deal. It may also be enough to obtain an acquittal.