Improper Search of a Dorm Results in Dismissed Drug case
We recently assisted a young college student, charged with multiple drug offenses, involving, marijuana, LSD and MDMA. The charges included trafficking, possession, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver, and all stemmed from information police allegedly received through a confidential informant. Based on that information, they secured a warrant and searched the man’s dorm room at a local university.
Our client was looking at anywhere between 35 to 51 months in prison and a $25,000 fine. Upon review, it became clear that the police cut corners with regard to the search warrant and there were various discrepancies in how their confidential informant was used. When presented with the flaws and the potential police misconduct, the charges were dismissed and our client saw no adverse legal consequences.
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