Two men facing felony drug charges for heroin possession

Two men facing felony drug charges for heroin possession

Although we may often think of felony charges in terms of burglary or breaking and entering, many Maryland residents face felony counts for a variety of other allegations. Some out-of-state residents may even end up facing felony drug charges because of their illegal activities conducted in Maryland. That is what happened with two men who are currently in police custody after transporting raw heroin across state lines. Both of the men are accused of felony possession with intent to deliver heroin, along with several other charges that include conspiracy.

Authorities report that a 38-year-old Pennsylvania man is facing felony drug charges after he was discovered with several capsules of heroin hidden in his undergarments. That man was arrested on Jan. 16, along with the 23-year-old driver of a vehicle that was returning to the state. Both of the men had recently traveled to Baltimore, where they reportedly purchased more than a dozen capsules of heroin for about $1,000. In all, the 10 grams of raw heroin would likely sell for about $5,000, according to official reports.

The younger man reportedly admitted that he had made at least one additional trip to Maryland to procure drugs; he told investigators that he was unemployed and needed the money to pay for his bills. The older man is allegedly no stranger to the legal system, having spent time behind bars on drug charges, driving under the influence and assault.

Even though these criminal defendants are accused of committing serious infractions, they are not automatically considered guilty simply because they were arrested on drug charges. A criminal defense attorney can help such defendants learn more about their legal rights, providing them with the information they need to make critical legal decisions about their criminal cases.

Source: Altoona Mirror, “Pair facing felony drug charges after suspected trip to Baltimore” Greg Bock, Jan. 17, 2014

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