Woman Accused of Smuggling Drugs into Maryland Prison

According to a recent story, a 23-year-old woman from Glen Burnie was arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, Maryland while visiting an incarcerated inmate. The report states that after receiving an anonymous tip, Police used drug sniffing dogs to catch the woman who turned over four latex balloons containing marijuana and heroin to authorities.

The suspect reportedly had two young children with her, both of whom were immediately handed over to social services following the incident. The young woman has six drug charges against her and as a consequence, faces a maximum of 36 years in prison and $68,000 in fines.

Under Maryland law, possession or use of any amount of marijuana is punishable by jail time and hefty fines. Heroin, a Schedule I narcotic, merits some of the most severe punishments in the criminal justice system.

In drug offense cases, oftentimes, police may make mistakes in the search and seizure process, thereby violating a person’s rights and eradicating certain charges. If you have been charged with drug possession or trafficking, you should contact a skilled Maryland drug crime attorney who can investigate all the details surrounding your case. Remember that even with a serious drug charge, you are innocent until proven guilty.

The criminal defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC have represented clients charged with drug crimes in Maryland and Washington D.C. for decades.  Our attorneys have the experience and the legal knowledge required to aggressively defend you against the charges you face.  For more information on drug offenses and other criminal charges, contact our offices at (866) 444-6363 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation.

Source report: http://your4state.com/content/fulltext/?cid=98592

About Andrew Alpert

+Andrew is one of the leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He blogs about Maryland DUI law, has numerous videos on the subject and has been asked to appear on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.