A pair of Aug. 8 drug raids led to the apprehension of three people who police in Attleboro and Mansfield, Massachusetts, have accused of drug crimes. Police say the raids happened as a result of an investigation of the residence of a 42-year-old man living in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Following a lengthy investigation, the Bristol County Drug Task Force and local law enforcement conducted a raid on that house as well as another home on Hillside Avenue in Attleboro, Massachusetts. It is unclear whether police observed people buying drugs from the home in Mansfield and then followed them to their destination, but another raid was conducted on Emory Street in Attleboro. Authorities did mention that they observed a large number of people whom they characterized as drug users visiting the Mansfield home and then leaving after only a short while.
The 42-year-old Mansfield, Massachusetts, resident was charged with possession of various types of drugs and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
At the Attleboro residence, police arrested a 54-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman. The 54-year-old defendant was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of heroin amongst other charges. The 23-year-old defendant was later released on her own recognizance after being charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws.
Many Massachusetts residents facing drug charges are aware that there is a possibility that they will lose some of their property and personal liberty. However, few drug crime defendants realize that if they are convicted of drug crimes in the Commonwealth, they may also lose their driving privileges.
If you have been accused or arrested for drug crimes, you should know that the specific circumstances of your case weigh heavily on your ability to challenge the charges you face. For example, an improper traffic stop or search warrant could result in the dismissal or reduction of charges against you. Each drug crimes case is unique, however, and each presents its own sets of advantages and disadvantages. You should consult with your attorney about the best way to preserve your rights.
Source: The Sun-Chronicle, "Three suspects charged in Attleboro, Mansfield drug raids" Rick Foster, Aug. 08, 2014