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Traffic stop leads to multiple drug crimes accusations

Massachusetts residents can be quite proud to call the state "home". Well known the world over for its beautiful landscapes, unique history and well-rounded culture, it is a place many people feel drawn to, whether to live or visit. Unfortunately, Massachusetts is not immune to the types of crime that occur nationwide, and with the war on drugs still raging, drug crimes are a chief concern among residents and law enforcement alike. 

Recently, Massachusetts police reportedly provided assistance to federal authorities that were targeting suspected drug trafficking. The evidence they say they provided included the purchase, sale and transportation of a variety of illegal drugs. Nine people were arrested as a result. 

The charges brought against the individuals are wide-ranging, and many are listed as felony accusations. Some of the defendants are awaiting their court dates, and have yet to enter a plea. While some may choose to admit guilt (and several have already), others may maintain that they are innocent of these charges. Serious drug crimes can carry hefty penalties if a person is found guilty.

While it is certainly frightening to be charged with drug crimes, persons must remember that while charges must be taken seriously, they are certainly not proof of guilt; they are simply formal accusations. The accused defendants have the right to vigorously defend themselves in a court of law. It can be extremely helpful for people who stand accused to seek the aid of an experienced attorney, who can help them navigate the legal process and present a solid defense. 

Source: whav.net, "Police assistance leads to nine drug arrests", April 27, 2018

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