Two people were charged by police officers on Wednesday, Oct. 16, when police busted a possible drug deal. The two people who were charged had nearly 200 oxycodone pills and thousands of dollars in cash between them. The charges were reportedly the result of a multi-department investigation into the illegal sale of oxycodone pills that was allegedly occurring in the Cape Cod area.
The officers stated that they witnessed a suspected drug deal going down at 6 Sherwood Lane in Sandwich. The people were members of a suspected drug trafficking organization. After the meeting, a 25-year-old woman met a 31-year-old man who was waiting in a car. Police said that when they approached the two, the woman was allegedly trying to dissolve pills in a container of liquid, and the man was allegedly attempting to hide $4,500 in cash. Consequently, they were charged with a variety of drug charges.
The woman was charged with conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act, possession of oxycodone and cocaine with intent to distribute and trafficking oxycodone. The man was charged with possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act. According to police officers, the woman was found with 195 oxycodone pills on her. Police estimated the street value of the pills at $7,000. Police stated that the $4,500 cash the man had would have been the correct amount of cash to purchase the pills at a wholesale price from the woman.
The man and woman who were charged in the incident might benefit from gaining the representation of criminal defense lawyers. Defense lawyers might be able to question any evidence that the prosecution attempts to present to show that the defendants are guilty of their alleged offenses. If lawyers can discredit the prosecution's allegations, they may have their clients' charges dropped or reduced.
Source: Cape Cod Times, "'Suspicious' meeting leads to drug charges", Jason Cook, October 17, 2013