When Colorado residents are accused of distributing drugs, they may not immediately comprehend the gravity of the situation. Convictions on drug charges can have severe repercussions. However, many charges follow mere suspicions, and any person who faces drug charges will be innocent in the eyes of the law unless and until his or her guilt is proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Such may be the situation for a woman who was recently arrested in Sheridan County, and she now faces five drug-related charges.
According to court documents of the 4th Judicial District Court, an informant who confidentially works with law enforcement allegedly went to the defendant’s residence where he or she claims to have purchased methamphetamine and marijuana from the accused woman. After obtaining a search warrant, law enforcement apparently seized what they believe to be drugs and prescription pills from the residence before arresting the defendant. The court documents indicate that drug tests were carried out that are presumed to be positive, and the prescription pills were identified by comparing them to information on an online database.
At her recent arraignment, the defendant pleaded not guilty to all five charges. These included charges of dealing or delivery of controlled substances and conspiracy to deal with controlled substances. She is scheduled for a pretrial conference and a two-day trial in March and April of next year.
Any Colorado resident who is facing drug charges may want to learn more about his or her legal rights. The accused person can retain the services of an experienced attorney with the appropriate legal knowledge to provide the strongest possible defense. The lawyer can analyze police reports, review witness statements and scrutinize the search and seizure procedures while working on a strategy designed to provide the best possible chance of an advantageous result.
Source: thesheridanpress.com, “Woman arrested on drug charges pleads not guilty“, Ashleigh Fox, Nov. 30, 2017