On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Drug Charges on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Being charged with a drug crime can be overwhelming. If convicted, individuals charged in Kentucky can face heavy fines and also prison time, as well as the mandatory suspension of their driver’s license.

A drug related conviction can also seriously impact future employment opportunities and personal relationships. Employers are often hesitant to hire people with a drug offense on their record, no matter what circumstances led to the conviction – and loved ones can find it very distressing if someone they care for is sent to jail. A woman was arrested ondrugs charges in Kentucky recently, following a routine probation check.

The woman’s home, located in Carrollton, was visited by a county Deputy Sheriff and a probation officer. She reportedly allowed police to search her apartment, which resulted in the discovery of drug paraphernalia. In addition to the paraphernalia, officers found numerous pieces used to manufacture methamphetamine in her home. The woman was arrested, and remains in custody at the Carroll County Regional Detention Center.

The woman now faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, as well as charges relating to the possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. She is also facing legal trouble because the new arrest violates the terms of her probation. The woman told the police that she was not manufacturing meth in her home, but did admit that she had acquired the items used to make the drug in order to give them to individuals that did so she could obtain the drugs from them. The allegations are undeniably serious, and if convicted, the woman will likely serve jail time; especially in relation to her probation violation.

It is very important that those accused of drugs crimes in Kentucky understand their rights. Seeking the guidance of an experienced attorney may help the accused to protect those rights when on trial for federal drug charges.

Source: The Madison Courier, “Woman on probation, faces new drug charges,” 20 July 2011