Getting pulled over by police can immediately cause a person to feel stressed. Unfortunately, a simple traffic stop could turn into a more serious situation if authorities suspect that the driver has committed other violations. For instance, if an officer suspects a driver of being under the influence of drugs or in possession of drugs, serious charges could result.
It was recently reported that one man in Texas was taken into custody under similar circumstances. Apparently, police witnessed the man making an illegal turn, and as a result, the officer conducted a traffic stop. After approaching the vehicle, the officer reportedly smelled marijuana. As a result, the officer conducted a search of the vehicle. In the trunk, the officer allegedly found black tar heroin, marijuana, Xanax and other pills.
This purported discovery led to the driver being taken into custody. He was reported as being 28 years old. He is currently facing multiple charges for possession as well as driving without a valid license. At the time of the report, he was still in custody on a $32,000 bond. It was not mentioned whether the man had obtained legal counsel.
The impacts of allegations relating to possession of drugs can differ from case to case. Because this Texas man faces multiple charges, it may be in his best interests to learn as much about the allegations as possible. This information in addition to information regarding his criminal defense options may help him decide how to handle his case. It can be difficult to know what avenues may prove most useful to him, and obtaining assistance may be wise.