Recently, a search police conducted of an apartment in Wilmington led to the arrest of a 33-year-old man. Among the charges the man is facing are charges of: possessing drugs with the intent to sell/distribute, manufacturing drugs, possessing drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping a controlled substance.
The apartment police searched was the man’s apartment. Police had a warrant for the search.
Authorities claim that a drug grow operation was found in one of the bedrooms of the apartment during the search. According to authorities, there were 36 trays of hallucinogenic mushrooms in the apartment. Also in the apartment were 716 grams of marijuana, authorities say.
Many drug crime cases involve evidence found in searches like the one in this case, searches police did after obtaining a warrant. There are many important things to look at when it comes to warrant searches that police did. One is how police obtained the warrant. Another is what the terms of the warrant were and whether police followed these terms in their search. Having a warrant doesn’t mean that police can do whatever they want during a search; police are supposed to stay within the terms set by the warrant when conducting a warrant search. Improper conduct by police when it comes to the obtaining or the execution of a search warrant can be grounds to challenge the admissibility of evidence found in the search the warrant was connected to.
Conducting thorough investigations of warrant-related matters is among the things that drug crime defense attorneys can do for defendants they represent.
Source: StarNewsOnline, “Wilmington man charged with growing pot, mushrooms,” May 29, 2014