A man was arrested by the York City Police Department Narcotics Unit after arriving in York County, PA, with more than $4,000.00 worth of heroin in his vehicle. He faces charges for Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) and Drug Delivery.
Drug Delivery & PWID Investigations
Many times, police investigations operated by city and county drug task force agencies will result in a combination of Drug Delivery and Possession With Intent to Delivery charges.
Drug Delivery charges are the result of an actual delivery taking place. For example, through the use of Confidential Informants (CIs) and/or Undercover Officers, police will set up hand-to-hand deliveries where a purchase of some quantity (grams, ounces, pounds) of some drug (heroin, cocaine, marijuana, ecstacy, prescription drugs) for some amount of money takes place.
On the other hand, Possession With Intent To Deliver (PWID) results from a seizure of a quantity of drugs where the circumstances indicate an "intent to deliver" the drugs. Factors that police rely upon to show "intent to deliver" include, but are not limited to: quantity/weight, packaging, large amounts of cash, lack of use paraphernalia (pipes, bongs, syringes), packaging materials, and scales. Some or all of these factors may be present in certain cases.
Often, police will set up multiple deliveries for smaller quantities to form the basis for a larger seizure and evidence of "intent to deliver."
Experienced Felony Drug Crimes Defense Serving York County, PA
When you have been accused of Felony Drug Delivery or Possession With Intent to Deliver, experience counts. Protect your rights, your freedom, and your life.
Depending upon the substance, weight, circumstances, and location of an alleged sale or possession with intent to sell, as well as any prior felony drug convictions of the person charged, a person accused of a felony drug crime could face a mandatory minimum state prison sentence ranging from one (1) to five (5)years. However, just because you have been accused of drug crime, does not mean the prosecution can prove your guilt.
A qualified and experienced Drug Possession Defense Lawyer can identify potential deficiencies in the case, as well any illegal search and seizure issues.