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Woman charged with drug crimes after welfare check on housemate

On Behalf of | Nov 6, 2020 | Criminal Defense |

The recent arrest of a woman here in Kentucky for multiple alleged drug offenses may sound like a familiar story to some people. They may have struggled with addiction or have had a difficult life that includes the using or selling of drugs. Even though the scenario may be sympathetic, it doesn’t change the fact that those accused of drug crimes may have to contend with the judicial system at some point in their lives. However, there are ways for them to reduce the impact upon their lives and defend against these types of serious charges, which is something this recently-arrested woman may need to consider.

Officers say that they went to a home after receiving a request for a welfare check. When the officer arrived, another person in the household allegedly possessed illegal drugs. It is unknown whether the officer was able to complete the welfare check or the exact circumstances surrounding the accused drug possession.

The officer claims to have found heroin, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and prescription medication that may not have belonged to the woman who had it. She was arrested and now faces multiple drug charges, including trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and giving an officer false identifying information. It is not known what happened that caused her to be charged with the latter crime.

It is important to note that while the evidence against this woman may seem significant, every person is presumed innocent until, and only if, proven guilty in the criminal justice system of this country. Even so, here in Kentucky, drug crimes are not to be taken lightly. Those accused need to think seriously about their strategy for criminal defense to minimize the effect of these charges on their lives. An experienced criminal defense attorney will fight to have those accused treated fairly by the courts.