Authorities in Macomb say that five local people were taken into custody on various drug charges on July 8. The individuals were apprehended as part of a warrant round-up, and authorities say that more people may be taken into custody. Specifically, three men ages 45, 48 and 51 were taken into custody on charges of being involved in a drug conspiracy.
A 32-year-old man was also apprehended by police during that same roundup. Those four individuals were being held on $30,000 cash bond. A 37-year-old woman was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance as well as possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis. She was being held on $15,000 cash bail.
Anyone who is charged with possessing drugs or any other type of drug crime may wish to talk with a lawyer. An attorney might be able to help create a defense to the charges against an individual. For instance, it may be possible to argue that an individual was not in possession of a controlled substance but a legal substance that may have looked similar. Another defense may be to claim that an individual was forced to use, carry or sell a drug against his or her will.
If successful, a defendant may be able to avoid going to jail, spending time on probation or paying financial penalties. If a total acquittal is not possible, the most serious charges or penalties may be avoided through a plea deal. If an individual is acquitted or has charges dropped, it may be possible to ask that the charges be expunged and removed from the defendant’s records.