One’s home is supposed to be a place where an individual can relax and unwind at the end of the day. However, this is not always the case. This is especially true when Virginia law enforcement show up claiming that they have reason to believe that the individuals in the home are involved with distributing illegal drugs. When this happens, the home quickly becomes a place of turmoil rather than sanctuary.
In one recent incident, Virginia authorities arrived at a home with a search warrant in hand. In their search, they claim to have uncovered a variety of illegal narcotics, drug paraphernalia, firearms and money. Officers seized these items and arrested the individuals present at the home; they are now facing a variety of drug charges including possession and intent to distribute as well as other related charges.
What exactly led officers to this particular home? What were the parameters surrounding the search warrant? Furthermore, who did the items found in the home belong to? The answers to these questions, along with many others remains to be seen. Evidence leading up to the execution of the search warrant along with evidence discovered in the home will need to be analyzed.
While each situation is different, one thing remains the same — drug charges carry with them substantial penalties. When a Virginia resident is facing such charges, the individual will want an experienced legal team working on his or her behalf. There are a number of issues that will need to be addressed prior to formally answering such charges in court.