It is one thing to face drug charges in New York, but it is another thing altogether to be charged with drug crimes while in the presence of minors. With that issue in mind, readers of this blog may be interested in a case involving two men arrested by Albany city police on drug possession charges. According to reports, one of the men allegedly had his 4-year-old daughter in the vehicle with him when the arrest took place.
New Yorkers are not strangers to some of its residents facing drug charges, and recently police in Norwich made felony drug charges against three individuals. They each face an additional misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
A Nassau County social worker is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 14 in connection with drug charges stemming back to late September. The arrest took place during a traffic stop in North Massapequa. Police allege that the woman was speeding on the Southern State Parkway. They claim to have smelled marijuana in the woman's vehicle. Police then initiated a search and made the subsequent drug charges.
Drug charges were filed recently against three Jamestown residents after authorities searched their home. The search was conducted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Jamestown Police Officers. A City Court judge issued a warrant for the search based on allegations by authorities that two of the defendants had sold crack cocaine to undercover agents. No further details of those drug charges were immediately released.
A New York man who was wrongfully imprisoned may be headed back if he is convicted on new charges. The man, who spent 15 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit, is faced with prison time for drug charges, according to police.
In New York, drug charges can have serious consequences. If the person accused has encountered prior difficulties with the law, particularly if the problems involved other drug charges, they will likely need to prepare a strong defense in order to minimize the risk to their freedom.