According to a recent report, last Friday, March 5, 2010, Vail county deputies arrested a 45-year-old man for distribution and possession of cocaine. The man was discovered selling $500 worth of cocaine to undercover officers. He is now being held in the Eagle County Detention Facility on a $50,000 bail.
When police arrived at the detainee’s home in West Vail with a search warrant, they found drug distribution materials in his bedroom. A concerned citizen had informed police about the operation, thereby initiating the investigation. Local police encourage citizen to report tips regarding illegal drug activity via phone or Internet, offering rewards up to $1,000 if an arrest is made.
Drug possession and distribution crimes in Colorado Springs are both serious offenses. Sometimes, drug offenders are offered plea bargain agreements, meaning the acceptance of a guilty plea for lesser sentencing. However, people accused of drug offenses often feel pressured into accepting seemingly good plea bargains that can lead to otherwise avoidable and unfortunate consequences.
If you have been charged with a drug offense, remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. It is important to learn your rights. Courts are emphasizing rehabilitation programs for defendants, especially if it is a first offense. Possession charges coupled with distribution or sale of marijuana, methamphetamines, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, crystal meth or prescription drugs have longer prison sentences and fines, if convicted.
In any case, speaking with a competent drug defense attorney in Colorado Springs can help you understand the law and how it affects you. The skilled drug defense lawyers at the Bussey Law Firm, P.C. in Colorado can help build a strong defense for your case. Call today at (719) 475-2555 for a free and comprehensive consultation.