When faced with criminal accusations, many people who are without the benefit of legal training are unsure of their options. Often, they are left to make decisions that will likely impact the rest of their lives without fully understanding their circumstances and potential outcomes. Unfortunately, two people who are now facing felony drug charges in Missouri may be feeling overwhelmed by the situation they are facing.
The incident involves a 45-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman. According to reports, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were conducting an investigation in Dec. 2018. As part of that investigation, officers claim to have witnessed the pair as they attempted to deliver drugs to a confidential informant. Reports indicate that they were taken into custody before the delivery could occur. It is unclear what prompted the investigation.
Officials claim that they had methamphetamine, cocaine and a weapon in their possession at the time. Forensic analysis is said to have revealed that they had over 2,000 grams of methamphetamine and just under 1 gram of cocaine. They were recently charged with drug trafficking and possession of a controlled substance. Each also face a weapons charge as well.
Unfortunately, the criminal justice system often feels overwhelming. As such, those in Missouri facing felony drug charges -- among others -- typically want to ensure that they are fully aware of all of their options. Fortunately, there are experienced professionals who can help guide them through the process, allowing them to make informed decisions about their cases. Often, this includes fully understanding the implications of fighting the charges in court or accepting a plea deal -- if offered -- that could ultimately result in a reduced charge, sentence or both.