Some decisions that we make may have negative consequences that could affect our reputation in the community and future employment opportunities. In some circumstances, these decisions may also affect the lives of our loved ones. Recently, three Wisconsin men were arrested after allegedly being involved with drug manufacturing.
According to reports, police arrived at an apartment complex after receiving a call regarding suspicions of drug activity. According to police, as they were attempting to speak to a man outside the apartment, the man ran, but was quickly apprehended. At the time of his arrest, police say that the man stated he was on methamphetamine. The renter of the apartment allowed the police in, and after examining the apartment, police say they discovered an alleged active methamphetamine lab that included equipment and chemicals used to make methamphetamine. Three men were arrested and are expected to be formally charged for their connections to the incident.
Drug manufacturing offenses refer to the creation, production and possession of illegally classified controlled substances, such as methamphetamine. The production of these controlled substances often involves specific equipment and chemicals. An individual convicted of a drug offense faces jail or prison time, significant fines, probation and mandatory drug treatment. A conviction may affect a defendant's ability to obtain financial aid for higher education, as well as make it difficult for him or her to find future employment.
Because of the serious nature of a drug offense and the penalties that a defendant faces if convicted, a defendant should be aware of all defenses that may be applicable, One such defense may be an alleged violation of the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights. It is important to remember that all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty, and defenses can be used to minimize or even dismiss the charges against defendants.
Source: WXOW ABC 19, "Three arrested in Town of Campbell meth bust," Kevin Millard, March 5, 2013