Rogan Law Articles Suspected Heroin Dealer Allegedly Tries to Swallow Evidence during Arrest

Suspected Heroin Dealer Allegedly Tries to Swallow Evidence during Arrest

By Rogan Law  Jun. 22, 2013 4:40p

A man accused of selling heroin near a Scranton school has been taken into custody and charged with felony drug charges as well as other offenses. Detectives set up a sting operation which involved "controlled purchases" from a suspected drug dealer. Two purchases were made from 53-year-old A.J. at a location which was within 1000 feet of a school. A total of five packets of heroin were reportedly purchased for $90 all together. After the purchases were made, authorities approached A.J. in order to arrest him. Detectives reported that A.J. tried to swallow one of the packets of heroin that he had on his person. They were able to convince him to spit it out and searched him. They found three other packets on him in the search. A.J. was taken into custody without further incident and charged with a handful of serious felony offenses including possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, tampering with evidence and criminal use of a communication facility. He was unable to post the $150,000 bail and so was placed in the Lackawanna County Prison until his upcoming hearing. Do not face drug charges on your own. Consult with a criminal defense attorney right away if you have been arrested for any alleged drug offense.

Dealing with Heroin Possession or Sales Charges

A person accused of being in possession of even a small amount of heroin may be subjected to very serious felony charges. Heroin is classified as a Schedule I Substance due to its highly addictive nature and serious potential for abuse. This opiate derivative is ingested in various manners including being smoked, snorted or injected. Possession of paraphernalia used for heroin ingestion may also result in additional charges being placed against you. Penalties upon conviction of drug charges relating to heroin can include thousands in fines and years in prison. It is crucial that you have tough, experienced defense representation for your case. Having a criminal record involving serious drug offenses can affect you for many years so you need an attorney that knows the stakes and works hard to fight the charges against you.

We may be able to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced!

A criminal defense lawyer with us at Rogan Law has the experience and thorough legal knowledge to represent clients in even the most complex of drug crime cases. We have been helping clients in the Scranton area for nearly a quarter of a century and we don't back down when it comes to pursuing the best outcome possible for our client. Contact our firm now to find out how we may be able to help you with your case.

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