A Georgia man was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Missouri. Police say after he consented to the search of his vehicle, they allegedly found 300lbs of marijuana hidden. The man was later charged with 1st Degree Drug Trafficking. If convicted, the man could face up to 30 years in prison.
Law enforcement agencies in Missouri have become aggressive in searching vehicles during traffic stops. Everyone who is asked to submit to a search of their vehicle has certain rights, and law enforcement must honor these rights and follow specific procedures in order to legally perform a search. A St. Charles lawyer with experience in traffic stops leading to drug related charges will know exactly what to look for when studying a case like this. John Schleiffarth of JCS Law may be able to help you or someone you love fight Drug Trafficking charges in Missouri.
Source: ksdk.com, “300 lbs. of hidden weed found during I-44 traffic stop” March 22, 2014.