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Drug possession or trafficking charges not to be taken lightly

Drug charges can potentially carry a severe sentence, even for a first offense. If the charges result in a conviction, the accused's life may be forever changed. Those facing these issues in Iowa will want to secure the services of a criminal defense attorney with experience in handling cases involving drug possession or trafficking.

Recently, four individuals were arrested on drug charges when a Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force searched a property based upon a narcotic search warrant. Allegedly, during the investigation, officers discovered evidence of meth use. Additionally, reports indicate that the police seized an undisclosed quantity of meth with a purported street value of up to $1,800, in addition to unspecified drug paraphernalia. Officers also say they located a stolen firearm in the course of executing the search warrant.

The four Iowa residents taken into custody now face a number of criminal drug charges. The formal accusations include possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, federal conspiracy drug charges and more. They are currently being held in jail on cash or surety bond in amounts ranging from $300 to $5,000.

The investigation continues, and it appears that more arrests may be forthcoming. With such serious accusations against them, these and any others who end up facing a criminal drug charge -- be it for drug possession or trafficking -- would be well-advised to seek the support of an Iowa criminal defense attorney. Often, experienced legal representation proves crucial in securing the best possible outcome, especially when the stakes are so high.

Source: timesrepublican.com, "Four arrested on drug charges", Oct. 25, 2017

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