When an individual is the victim of a robbery, he or she may choose to notify authorities and file a report. However, should a subsequent investigation uncover the presence of drugs, a person could go from being a victim to a suspect. A 19-year-old man in New York has recently been arrested on drug charges after he filed a complaint about an armed robbery.
According to authorities, the man placed a call to notify them that he had been the victim of an armed robbery. Upon arriving at the scene, they allegedly discovered the man had planned to sell illegal drugs to the suspect, which led to a search of his residence. They claim that the search unearthed the presence of various types and amounts of drugs, including LSD and marijuana.
It is unclear how authorities came to the conclusion that he had intended to sell drugs to the suspect. He was taken into custody following the search, and faces numerous charges in relation, including criminal possession and possession with intent to sell. Those accused of similar crimes face severe penalties if a conviction is obtained, and they may find it beneficial to focus on their defense while awaiting court proceedings.
Drug charges of this nature carry severe penalties if a conviction is obtained, and those accused of drug crimes may wish to protect their future, but the process can be complex. When facing similar charges, one may benefit from seeking guidance from a defense attorney in the initial stages of the process. An attorney can thoroughly evaluate the charges and evidence against a client in New York and provide advice on forming a strong defense for use in subsequent court proceedings.
Source: wwnytv.com, "Alleged Robbery Victim Arrested On Drug Charges", Oct. 20, 2017