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Two charged with drug offenses in Iowa

Crimes involving drugs are taken very seriously in Iowa and across the United States. Those who might be accused of being involved in drug dealing and are confronted with an arrest and allegations of drug offenses need to be fully aware of what they are up against when it comes to penalties that will accompany a conviction. Regardless of the circumstances, one of the first things that a person arrested on charges linked to drugs needs is sound legal advice.

Two men were arrested on numerous drug charges after law enforcement conducted a search of a residence. The investigation involved multiple agencies and found drugs and paraphernalia related to drugs, precipitating the arrest. One man, 37, was arrested and has been charged with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and other charges. A second man, 38, was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia. Three minors were found to be residing in the home. They were removed and placed under state protection.

Being arrested can be a harrowing ordeal. When the arrest is connected to drugs, the fear that accompanies the arrest is significant. Law enforcement treats drug offenses very harshly and there are many charges that can accompany being involved with meth. With crimes such as these, it is important to understand the nuance that comes along with them. It is possible that a person who was arrested got caught up in the activity due to addiction. There could be extenuating circumstances involved. It is also possible that the search was executed in violation of the person's rights. Treatment might be a viable alternative to jail time. A plea bargain might be available. Given the number of ways in which a drug charge can come about, having a grasp on the various aspects can be the key to resolving the case with as few penalties as possible.

In this case, Iowa law enforcement executed a search and arrested two men on drug-related charges. Considering this situation, the men should make sure they are protected under the law. Whether it is possession, intent to distribute or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, the first call a person arrested on drug charges should make is to an experienced attorney to provide a defense.

Source:, "One arrested in Grinnell drug raid," April 12, 2016

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