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Missouri man facing drug charges after search

Police officers in Missouri and throughout the country often conduct searches as part of an investigation when there is suspicion of unlawful behavior. There are guidelines in place for the law enforcement agencies to ensure that these searches are conducted appropriately. A recent search in Monroe County resulted in the arrest of a Madison man for drug charges.

On April 12, officers from various agencies executed a search warrant at the man's home, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff worked in conjunction with the Missouri Highway Patrol and the East Central Drug Task Force to conduct the search. Reports show that several people were held at the scene without incident during the search.

Apparently, drug paraphernalia and various containers holding marijuana were discovered in the search. According to police, an undisclosed amount of money and a Winchester rifle were also found at the home. After the search, the man was taken to the Monroe County Jail.

The man was charged with the unlawful possession of a firearm and the unlawful use of a weapon. He was also charged with delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana.  He is being held at the jail on a $50,000 bond.

Someone facing drug charges in Missouri could benefit from the counsel of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. An experienced lawyer can evaluate any evidence and determine if it was collected correctly by officers in a search. A strong legal team will help an individual present the strongest defense possible and develop the best plan to minimize any negative outcomes.

Source: hannibal.net, "Madison man arrested on drug charges", Robert Stodgell, April 18, 2017

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