A 60-year-old man is in police custody for allegedly possessing and distributing significant amounts of prescription drugs. His arrest came from an ongoing investigation into suspected drug activity in the area, which has so far yielded 53 warrants and 221 felony charges. Consequences for felony drug charges are severe, and minimizing the impact often requires a more intensive criminal defense approach for people in Lake Charles.
Police claim that the man used his home and workshop to store prescription drugs such as Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Alprazolam and Suboxone. Not only did they reportedly find these medications while searching his property, they also allegedly found various drug paraphernalia and significant amounts of cash. He also had a surveillance system installed on his property.
Footage from the surveillance system supposedly shows the property owner engaging in drug transactions with 60 individuals during a single week in March 2018, 53 of whom have apparently been identified. This led to his arrest in that same month, after which he was eventually released. However, additional evidence led to a second arrest in July, during which he was charged with over 100 different counts for possessing and distributing various drugs. Police also charged five other people for various involvement in the operation.
Regardless of the number of criminal charges that a Lake Charles defendant faces, the goal is typically the same -- achieve the best possible outcome for one's unique situation. For some, this could mean negotiating a plea deal with the prosecution, which could result in charges being lowered and/or in achieving favorable sentencing considerations. However, others can make the most of their criminal defense by fighting the allegations until the very end of criminal proceedings.