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Investigation leads to drug charges against Benton Twp. man

Michigan police who recently served a man with a search warrant allegedly found heroin and crack cocaine in his possession. Other drug charges were subsequently filed against the man relating to evidence of drug trafficking police say they saw in residence.

The officers claimed to have found heroin with a street value of around $6,000 and an estimated $500 worth of crack cocaine. Under Michigan civil forfeiture laws, the police also seized over $700 in cash. The man arrested on these drug charges is a 23-year-old Benton Township resident, who was then taken to Berrien County Jail while awaiting arraignment.

Police are also looking for another 31-year-old Benton Township man and are seeking a warrant for his arrest as well. The officers want to bring up drug charges against him that include possession of both heroin and cocaine with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug house. The officers say that these charges would be the second offense for that man.

Although these drug charges can carry a stiff penalty with convictions, both men in this case are presumed innocent until they have been proven guilty. They may benefit from seeking a qualified legal defense, which could help them fully comprehend the charges against them. A solid legal team may also be able to help get the drug charges and the sentences for them resolved in a timely manner and in a way that is acceptable to everyone involved. If you ever find yourself in a similar situation and are interested in working with an attorney, one way to narrow your search down is to contact your local bar association and ask if it has a recommendation or referral system.

Source: Herald Palladium, "Police arrest Benton Twp. man on heroin charges," Sept. 11, 2011

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