There are many ways in which a drug crime can be committed. There is the act of using drugs, selling drugs and transporting drugs to name a few. These are generally the acts that are punishable by law when it comes to illicit drugs.
Two men were arrested on Kansas' I-70 earlier this month when their vehicle was pulled over by a Shawnee County deputy during a routine traffic stop. The deputy originally stopped the vehicle, a 2007 Toyota 4 Runner, due to its display of a suspended license plate out of Nevada. At some point, the vehicle was searched. Through the search, the authorities reportedly found 18.5 pounds of cocaine, 1.3 pounds of methamphetamine and 17 prescription pills of oxycodone. They were alleged to have been discovered within a manmade, non-factory compartment underneath the vehicle.
According to authorities, the street value of the cocaine is worth approximately $220,000, and the methamphetamine is worth $8,000. Both men, originally from California, were booked into the Shawnee County jail on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. Despite the circumstances, do have a right to build a criminal defense against the Kansas drug charges.
Drug trafficking is typically the drug charge that will hold the most weight if convicted. Penalties can range from one year or more in jail, in addition to other penalties. Plus, a felony conviction is on a person's record forever, even after one as completed their time and paid their debt for a conviction. Therefore, it is important that those accused of drug crimes build up a strong criminal defense plan of action.
Source: ksn.com, "Two men arrested in northeast Kansas on drug charges," April 4, 2018