The St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations Narcotics Division arrested a 46-year-old man after they discovered an extensive marijuana growing operation. According to Southern Maryland Online, detectives executed a search and seizure warrant on the 46-year-old Lexington Park home and recovered plants in various stages of cultivation as well as completed products and manufacturing paraphernalia. The man has been charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Officers also arrested a 25-year-old woman for possessing oxycodone with the intent to distribute and passing fraudulent prescriptions to obtain oxycodone.
Under Maryland law, there is a wide range of drug crimes that may be prosecuted. Some of the drug charges that can result in severe penalties, regardless of the type of drug involved, include drug possession, drug possession with intent to sell, drug manufacturing, distribution, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a false prescription.
Drug crimes may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the nature and circumstances of the incident, the amount of drugs involved, and the defendant’s prior criminal history. Drug crime convictions can result in jail or prison sentences and hefty fines.
The experienced Maryland drug crime defense lawyers at Alpert Schreyer have a thorough knowledge of search and seizure laws. If officers obtained evidence by violating your rights or by failing to follow proper procedures, our attorneys will fight to have that evidence deemed inadmissible in the case against you and to have the charges you are facing dropped altogether. Please contact us at (866) 444-6363 to find out how we can help defend your drug crime charges.