As drug busts go, this one was big.
An Indiana man with an opioid addiction was arrested several years back for selling a small amount of heroin to undercover cops. He was convicted on that charge and paid a price.
It’s more than a hunch, but doesn’t have to be an absolute certainty.
People arrested on suspicion of drunk driving or drug possession may think their case is relatively simple. But they may be surprised when they hear prosecutors list all the charges that they plan to file.
At some point, your doctor may have given you a prescription for a painkiller. It’s common for doctors to prescribe medicine to help people deal with pain after injuries. But did you know that holding those drugs could lead to felony charges?
Let’s imagine you have an accident. You break your leg and need surgery. You get a titanium rod and screws to hold things together. Your leg hurts, even after the surgery’s done, so your doctor prescribes a painkiller. Because you’re tough, you don’t use all the pills during your recovery.
Let’s say you travel some place where marijuana is legal and enjoy some. Then back in Indiana, you’re speeding along the highway when you suddenly see a patrol car’s take-down lights start flashing. Suddenly, you remember that you still have some weed in the car. What might happen?
It's understandable if you're a little confused by Marion County's new marijuana policy. Generally, you just need to know if certain things are legal or illegal. But the new policy adds another whole dimension.
A conviction on drug charges can carry long-term consequences. For immigrants, it can be devastating.
Marijuana is still illegal in Indiana, both for medical and recreational states. So far, Indiana has not joined the growing number of states that are decriminalizing pot. However, some prosecutors are changing the way they approach marijuana cases.