Two individuals from northern Michigan are facing serious criminal allegations after police discovered illegal drugs in packages mailed to their residence. The arrests followed an investigation that was launched after the United States Postal Inspection Service apparently found methamphetamine in a package that was addressed to a home in Leelanau County this summer. Both individuals are facing drug charges that include possession, intent to distribute and more.
The details of a drug investigation
After meth was detected in the package by postal authorities, police indicated that they were able to obtain a search warrant. They opened the package, and they reportedly found crystal methamphetamine. Police then searched the home of the individual listed on the package, and say they found various illicit drugs in the home, including mushrooms, prescription pills, fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine. At the time of the search, the owner was not home, but he was detained later.
The girlfriend of the homeowner was also arrested and charged. She is charged with possession of meth, conducting a criminal enterprise, maintaining a drug house and more. Michigan police also say that two others are involved with the alleged operation, but they have not yet been arraigned.
A strong defense
After an arrest, a Michigan defendant will benefit from taking immediate action to seek the guidance of an experienced defense attorney. Those charged with federal drug charges are facing significant penalties, and an effective defense strategy is critical. Each defendant has the right to a presumption of innocence and to challenge any evidence brought by the prosecution.