Possession with Intent to Distribute Synthetic Drugs and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
A young woman was charged with multiple felony offenses for possessing with intent to distribute various synthetic drugs, as well as a stolen motor vehicle. Specifically, she was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute between One Ounce and One Kilogram of MDEA (Ethylone), Possession with Intent to Distribute MDEA (Ethylone), Possession with Intent to Distribute Ketamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Psilocin, and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.
Police received a report from a gas station attendant of a parked vehicle on the premises with an unconscious operator sitting in the front seat. Police arrived on scene and discovered the vehicle with its sole occupant, the young woman. After several attempts, police were able to wake the woman. She appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance and displayed physical characteristics consistent with drug abuse.
Officers took the woman into custody and thereafter performed a search of her vehicle. Inside they discovered a number of synthetic narcotics (described above) and approximately 500 grams of methamphetamine. The vehicle she occupied was also determined to be stolen. It was a rental vehicle that had not been returned in accordance with the terms of the original rental contract. Based on these discoveries, the woman was criminally charged with a number of felony offenses associated with the various drug quantities and stolen vehicle. She retained Attorney John L. Calcagni III to represent her in this matter.
Attorney Calcagni developed a strategy to keep his client, a young mother who had recently given birth, from going to jail. This strategy included enrolling the mother in counseling, parenting classes, substance abuse treatment and weekly drug screens to ensure her sobriety. After several months of the client’s progress in these rehabilitative programs and Attorney Calcagni advocating on her behalf with prosecutor (who initially sought a jail sentence), the Defense successfully persuaded the Court to impose a non-jail sentence. In exchange for the woman’s acceptance of responsibility to the charged offenses, the Court imposed a suspended jail sentence against her with probation, along with conditions that she remain in counseling, parenting classes and drug free.
If you have been charged with Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute contact Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Calcagni today for a free consultation.