Criminal defense — 2 charged with drug activity near school

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Connecticut police recently arrested two people for allegedly selling drugs near a school zone. Of the two, one man was out on bond following a drug-related arrest the week prior. A judge set his bond at $50,000. The woman who was arrested at the same time was released after posting her $10,000 bond. Even though one of the defendants is still in police custody, both are likely working on their criminal defense plans ahead of their first court appearances.

Someone tipped off police to the possibility of a man selling drugs from an apartment located near a school. Although the apartment was being rented by a woman, police began to watch the residence anyway. During surveillance, officers say they observed the female tenant and a man outside the apartment. They claim that the woman acted like she was hiding something by reaching her hand into her bag. Authorities then placed both of them in handcuffs and went into the apartment.

There were two other people in the apartment at the time — a 28-year-old man and a child. The adult was handcuffed and police searched both him and the apartment. They allegedly found cocaine, heroin, marijuana and a significant amount of cash. Drugs were also found in the woman’s purse. Both the woman renting the apartment and the man who was inside at the time were arrested on a number of different charges, including for possessing and selling drugs within 1,500 feet of a school..

Although drug charges of any kind can have significant consequences, the outcome in this situation could be even more severe since the alleged activity took so close to a school. Creating a strong criminal defense is especially important for Connecticut defendants who are facing these types of charges. Although each person’s situation is unique, starting out the process with a thorough review of all charges, evidence and possible legal consequences is a good place to start.