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Apparent mistaken call to 911 sparks drug crimes arrest

Drug arrests can come about in a variety of different situations in Arkansas, with some of them being unusual. Not all cases stem from a conventional traffic stop or a long-term investigation by multiple agencies. Regardless of the way an arrest was made and the charges that end up being filed, it is imperative for those dealing with allegations of drug crimes to be aware of their rights. Since a conviction can result in incarceration, large fines, and the long-term negative implications that accompany a drug conviction, having legal assistance is a must.

This may be the case for three people who were arrested after they were believed to have made a call to 911 by accident and discussed drugs and drug deals while the 911 operator overheard them. At around 10 p.m., the dispatcher received the call from a phone number that belonged to a 54-year-old man. The man was heard discussing stealing things from establishments and buying methamphetamine. After tracing the call, law enforcement located a vehicle with two people inside - a 28-year-old woman and a 43-year-old woman. The man then went to the passenger side and was believed to have put something under the car.

Law enforcement conducted a search and found a bag under the vehicle that had three syringes. Inside the vehicle, they found methamphetamine in two separate locations. The three people were arrested and charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The man had been arrested and convicted in the past and is on parole. He faces three other drug charges. The 28-year-old woman had warrants for her arrest on other charges.

Being arrested for drugs invites serious consequences. This is especially true if the people who were charged are also confronted with other criminal allegations simultaneous to the drug charges. Meth is treated particularly harshly. However, when the arrest is made based on a mistaken phone call and there is a search of a vehicle after that phone call, there could be avenues to call the entire investigation into question. No matter what, the people who were arrested must protect themselves and seek a method to lodge a defense. A law firm that is skilled in assisting those arrested on drug crimes should be called for advice and representation immediately.

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