The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Flex Team and Narcotics Unit recently seized several Schedule I narcotics allegedly worth $850,000, $16,000 in cash, a handgun, a vehicle and various other drug paraphernalia while helping the Marion County Corrections department on a visit to the home of a 34-year-old man. The incident took place in the N. Olney Street area on the eastern side of Indianapolis.
When the officers arrived at the man's house for the visit, police say the man fled with what was suspected to be a bag of cocaine, but he was apprehended soon. During the visit, the police also say they found a gun on the floor of the house and were able to obtain a warrant to search it. Upon executing that warrant, the officers seized significant quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in addition to drug paraphernalia such as scales, baggies and press, which are considered to be clear signs of dealing in narcotics.
Based on the seizures, Indianapolis police have charged the man with several felonies, which include the possession of and dealing in Schedule I drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, resisting law enforcement officers, battery on a law enforcement officer, and serious violent felon per Title 35 of Indiana Code. With long sentences often attached to alleged crimes of this nature, those accused could be well served to mount a vigorous defense.
Drug crimes, whether the charges are under state laws or federal laws, often lead to harsh penalties. This usually happens due to the aggressive prosecution of such cases, but also due to the negative social stigma associated with drug crimes. This results in the accused feeling anxious about what the future might have store. However, with the right legal representation and a tactful defense strategy, the accused may be able to gain the confidence to face the charges with the strongest possible defense, which is much needed in such tough times.