A man and a woman -- 25 and 24 years of age, respectively -- have been charged with drug crimes. The drug charges were made after police searched their home and allegedly found a number of illegal drugs. The Iowa couple were said to be in possession of marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs. The two were taken into custody after the execution of a search warrant.
The prescription drugs apparently included Clonadine, Trazodone, Clonazepam, Oxycodone, Alprazolam and Hydrocodone. They were allegedly found in the woman's purse. Reportedly, she didn't have a prescription for any of the drugs. The man is charged with a failing to affix a drug tax stamp as well as a controlled substance violation. He is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.
The woman is facing the same charges and, in addition, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a prescription drug times two. She, too is being held in custody. Her bond is $20,000.
Those in Iowa who are facing drug charges would do well to seek legal counsel. These types of criminal charges are serious, and if those accused are found guilty, they are likely to face significant penalties. A conviction on a drug charge will most likely be life-changing. An attorney will mount an aggressive defense on behalf of his or her client after going over all evidence to assess whether a client's rights were violated at any stage in the proceedings. A lawyer may be able to lessen any sentence imposed, if not have the charges reduced or dropped altogether.
Source: globegazette.com, "2 charged in Mason City drug bust", Ashley Miller, March 16, 2018