A recent raid on a Long Island home resulted in the arrests of six people. Police seized a number of drugs, including cocaine and $60,000 in cash. Police had four search warrants to try to nab the suspects in connection with the alleged New York drug crime. The arrests came after a lengthy narcotics investigation.
A couple living in one of the homes -- a 46-year-old male and a 51-year-old female -- allegedly had more than 2 pounds of cocaine, 70 grams of crack cocaine and more than 300 grams of cannabis, on the premises. In addition, police apparently found prescription medication like Xanax and oxycodone. Multiple vehicles were also seized. The home was directly across from an elementary school.
The other four arrested were two 47-year-old males and two males aged 26 and 56. The charges include first and second degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, second degree conspiracy and second and third degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. All told, police say they seized tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs and goods. All six accused will need the expertise of an experienced criminal defense team.
In this case, an attorney will assess whether the search warrants were executed as per the letter of the law in New York. An experienced legal team can do what is necessary to help a client charged with a drug crime to obtain the best possible outcome in court. That could mean fighting the accusations through trial or negotiating with the prosecutor to reach an agreement for a reduced sentence, or to have the charges dropped altogether in some instances.
Source: Three Village, NY Patch, "6 Arrested In Major Long Island Drug Bust: Cops", Ryan Bonner, Nov. 9, 2017