A 28-year-old Lansford, PA man faces a multitude of drug charges after police found packages of heroin stashed in his 18-month-old child's car seat. One bag was found in the floor of the vehicle near the child, while three others were found underneath the car seat. The child was in the car seat at the time.
The incident stemmed from a call to law enforcement by the Defendant's mother, who stated that he and his girlfriend had taken her car. She also stated that he had a drug problem, and they would not let her use her car. Once the vehicle was located, law enforcement were able to make a stop, take the Defendant into custody, and remove the child. Upon search by prison staff, he was found to have another bag containing drugs hidden on him, which he admitted contained the highly dangerous drug, Fentanyl.
The Defendant has been charged with multiple crimes. His drug charges alone include possession of contraband in prison, endangering the welfare of children, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In situations as serious as this, a Defendant can be facing a sentence of up to life in prison. It is crucial for an effective defense to be prepared as soon as possible. An attorney experienced in defending drug charges can be a Defendant's best resource for having charges dropped, or receiving a reduced sentence. Further, he or she can make sure that a Defendant fully understand any plea deals that may be offered, along with their potential consequences.
Source: Times News, "Man Hides Drugs in Child's Car Seat," Chris Parker, Dec. 18, 2017