According to the Brockton Enterprise a forty three pound package of Marijuana was shipped from the Midwest to a home in Pembroke, Massachusetts addressed to “Pembroke Little League”. There, Anthony Merlino of Falmouth, Massachusetts took possession of the package and loaded it into a truck. Police officers aware of the situation were surveilling the area. When Merlino loaded the package he was arrested. He now stands charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana. The case is currently being prosecuted in the Plymouth District Court. Police provided little comment on the event suggesting that their investigation was still pending.
At first glance most Plymouth County Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers would suspect that this case implicates Search and Seizure issues. Here are some questions that immediately come to mind. Why was that location under surveillance? Obviously the police were tipped off to the possible existence of Drug Crime activity at that address. How reliable was the person who provided the information on which they were relying? In order to survive constitutional scrutiny and a Motion to Suppress the district attorney is going to have to show that the informant was reliable or that the information he provided was sufficiently corroborated to enable them to arrest Merlino. What do the police reports say about the duration of the investigation and the information adduced from the investigation? As a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Who Handles Drug Cases I love the challenges cases like this bring. Please visit our Case Results page to see examples of some of the cases we have successfully defended.
Litigating the suppression issues, negotiating a resolution of the case or trying the case to a judge or a jury are some of the ways that the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman defends drug cases such as this one. Call us now at 617-263-6800 or contact us online to discuss your case.