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Drug crimes: often more complex than initially presumed

In recent years, law enforcement officials in and around Layfette have ramped up efforts to crack down on those individuals suspected of involvement in illegal drug activity. Individuals believed to be involved in the manufacturing, distributing and selling of drugs are likely to be arrested and face serious criminal charges. In some cases, however, the means by which police officers and investigators gain access to a home or vehicle where such drugs are found is not lawful. In other cases, individuals believed to be involved in drug crimes may in fact be completely unaware of any such drug activities.

A man and woman were recently arrested in St. Landry Parish and now face several serious drug charges. According to Parish law enforcement officials, the arrests were made after members of the Narcotic Enforcement Team "conducted several undercover operations".

Both individuals were arrested and now face criminal charges including drug possession, intent to distribute a schedule 1 controlled substance and selling drugs. During their investigation, police officers found quantities of the illegal drug crystal meth believed to be valued at $1,000. Both of the individuals arrested are currently in jail awaiting a court hearing.

If convicted, these individuals face serious penalties which would likely include serving time behind bars. Individuals facing drug charges would be wise to take such charges seriously and seek the assistance of a criminal defense attorney. While reports of drug arrests typically presume an individual's guilt, there are often other important facts related to drug cases that must be more closely examined. For individuals facing drug charges, a criminal defense attorney who handles drug matters can often provide for a more favorable legal outcome.

Source: KLFY-TV, "Two arrested in St. Landry meth bust," Devin Bayliss, March 11, 2014

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