When authorities suspect a person of breaking the law, they may conduct an investigation in efforts to gather evidence. Once they believe they have sufficient evidence that wrongdoing is taking place, they may be able to obtain a search warrant for a particular location. After executing these warrants, drug charges can sometimes result.
One man in New York was recently charged with drug-related activity after authorities searched his residence. According to reports, the search occurred just after 5:30 a.m. It was unclear what evidence officers had obtained to gain the search warrant or how long the man had been under suspicion. Nonetheless, officers allegedly found methamphetamine, liquid methamphetamine, lab equipment, digital scales, a weapon and ammunition.
As a result, the man was taken into custody. He is currently facing charges for manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon. It was noted that the man had been convicted of criminal charges in the past, but information regarding those previous charges was not given in the report.
When officers execute a search warrant, they must go through the proper channels of obtaining the warrant and conducting the search. Because a warrant was used in this situation, this New York man may want to determine whether the officers obtained and acted upon that warrant in an appropriate manner. Going over this and other aspects of the search and his subsequent arrest may play important roles as the man works to create a meaningful criminal defense presentation against the drug charges he now faces.