The Newton Police Department has arrested a 41-year-old man from Manhattan for drug distribution. The police allegedly discovered evidence during a sting operation, leading to the drug charges.
The accused man was pulled over in his car at Woodside Avenue and Route 206 in connection with an arrest warrant. Upon searching him, police allegedly discovered a quantity of heroin and crack cocaine. The warrant was the result of an undercover operation that had been going on for some time. However, police were not at liberty to disclose information. In cases in which there is an active investigation, little information is usually available on other individuals possibly under suspicion.
The driver was charged with several crimes including conspiracy to distribute heroin, distribution of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute both cocaine and heroin. He was taken to jail on a $150,000 bond with no 10 percent option; this means that he must post the full amount of the bond in order to bail out of jail.
Individuals who are suspected of drug crimes can easily be arrested as part of a drug probe operation; however, this does not mean that there is sufficient evidence for prosecutors to sustain a case. A criminal defense attorney may be able to assist an accused person in forming a valid defense to the charges. In other cases, it may be better for the accused person to negotiate a plea to certain charges in exchange for a lighter prison sentence, less expensive fines, or both. A criminal defense attorney may be able to help an accused person evaluate the options and choose the most efficient way to handle drug charges.