Two men and a woman are facing drug charges after an officer was sent to Black Diamond Market in Lee County, Virginia. The officer approached an ATV and smelled marijuana, which prompted a search of the vehicle. According to the officer, the search turned up 27 grams of methamphetamine, and one of the men ate methamphetamine hoping to destroy evidence. The search also yielded two handguns, marijuana and some scales.
The woman who was taken into custody was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and marijuana. She was also charged with being in possession of a firearm while being in possession of drugs. A 35-year-old man faces those same charges as well as being in possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony. A 31-year-old man was charged with a second offense of being in possession of marijuana.
He was also charged with a second offense of being in possession of drugs with the intent to distribute. In addition, the man is being charged with a third offense of carrying a concealed weapon. Finally, that individual allegedly gave false information to police and tried to conceal or destroy evidence. All three of those taken into custody were being held at Southwest Virginia Regional Jail without bond.
Individuals charged with crimes such as marijuana possession could face jail time and a fine. They could also be sentenced to probation or community service. An attorney may be able to help a person obtain a favorable outcome in a criminal case. This may be done by asserting that an individual was not in possession of an illegal substance or was unaware that it was in his or her control. These actions could result in a case being dismissed or a person winning an acquittal.