Husband and Wife have their daughter and her boyfriend living in their house because that couple is expecting a child. Unbeknownst to the Husband and Wife the young couple is selling drugs out of the home to help pay their bills. This draws the attention of police and the house is raided. Husband and Wife are arrested because drugs are found hidden throughout the house and not just in the young couples’ bedroom. Counsel prepares a packet of information for the Grand Jury impaneled to indict the cases. The information packet includes the narratives from the search warrants and arrest warrants. These police narratives showed that the young couple were the sole targets of the investigation and the Husband and Wife were never suspects until the hidden drugs were found. Counsel, working with the attorney for the boyfriend, also secured an admission from the boyfriend that he had hidden the drugs in the house without the Husband and Wife’s knowledge. That admission was included in the Grand Jury Packet. The Grand Jury Attorney at the Prosecutor’s Office was provided a courtesy copy of the Packet and, after reviewing it, decided to decline the cases for prosecution rather than submit them to the Grand Jury for indictment.
Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance
by The Peugh Law Firm | Nov 7, 2018