Haverhill police arrested two young adults yesterday and charged them with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, conspiracy and a school zone violation. The arrests came about as a result of a raid on the defendant’s apartment that was authorized by a search warrant. It is alleged that the couple had been selling cocaine in their own neighborhood for several weeks and that complaints were made to police about the recent drug activity. During the course of the search police seized two bags of marijuana, five bags of cocaine and assorted drug distribution paraphernalia.
Possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances in Massachusetts is punishable by imprisonment. The Massachusetts school zone statute requires that a person convicted of either distributing, possessing with the intent to distribute or trafficking controlled substances be imprisoned for at least two years in addition to the sentence they received for the underlying offense.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman is committed to defending the rights of those accused of committing drug offenses in Massachusetts and throughout the country. Whether you are charged with simple possession, possession with the intent to distribute, distribution or trafficking you should contact a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer. Convictions for violations of Massachusetts drug laws can result in imprisonment and a loss of license. If you are involved in a criminal drug matter you can help yourself by contacting our office now.
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Parents of tots arrested on charges of dealing drugs. Lawrence Eagle Tribune July 31, 2008