When a New York resident or someone in another state runs into legal trouble, it's often the case that things get a lot worse before they get better. Where drug charges are concerned, for instance, merely being accused of such offenses can negatively impact someone's personal and professional life in a major way. In fact, your reputation can take a big hit even if you are ultimately cleared of the formal charges in court.
The New York State Police have arrested a father and son for drug dealing in the towns of Catskill and Cairo. The police announced that the arrests capped an eight-month investigation into the sale of heroin in those two towns located in Greene County. The authorities brought drug charges against the 25-year-old son on Feb. 23 and the 41-year-old father on Feb. 28.
New York police say one of their recent drug investigations was successful. That may not be the exact word 16 people now facing drug charges would use to describe the incident. The arrests were part of an extensive investigation known as, "Operation Yellow Brick Road."
Police say they arrested 11 men in New York who were raking in approximately $17,000 a week in a large-scale illegal drug operation. Of course, just because police allege something, doesn't necessarily mean it is true. Those arrested in this or any other drug-related situation are guaranteed the right to defend themselves in court. Drug charges in this particular case include trafficking and conspiracy.
Many people in New York and elsewhere use various types of decongestant medication when they suffer from colds, sinus infections or other upper respiratory illnesses. For one 30-year-old man, however, shopping for pseudoephedrine tablets landed him behind bars on drug charges. The man was one of 16 who were recently indicted in federal court following a police investigation regarding alleged methamphetamine production.
Many people argue that electronic wiretapping devices are means of privacy invasion if used to gather evidence to bring charges against one or more parties. This may be a central focus of an ongoing situation in New York where wiretaps were used in a drug investigation. In the end, 21 people were indicted and 11 of them were arrested on Dec. 20 and are now facing drug charges.
A 21-year-old man in New York may have his work cut out for him if he hopes to avoid conviction following a recent raid at his home. Police showed up at the residence with a search warrant. After rummaging through the man's residence, he was arrested and will now face several drug charges in court.
Law enforcement agencies across the nation employ a variety of tactics in the pursuit of stemming the flow of drug activity. In some cases, these investigations may culminate in the search of a home, and if illegal narcotics are found, those who reside within could be left facing criminal charges. Three men have reportedly been arrested and are facing drug charges following the recent search of an apartment in New York.
In many cases, a routine traffic stop may involve little more than a warning or a small monetary fine. In others, the consequences could be significantly more severe, especially if authorities suspect the driver of involvement in drug-related activity. A 28-year-old man is currently facing numerous drug charges after he was recently arrested during a traffic stop in New York.
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.