According to recent reports, a man is being held on a bond of over $275,000 in Alabama while he is awaiting the disposition of several serious drug charges against him. The most serious charge the man faces is trafficking in heroin. This charge is a Class A felony in Alabama, which means that the maximum punishment is a life sentence. Other charges include charges relating to the distribution of several other types of drugs. He also faces several drug possession charges.
The arrest came in connection with an apparent police investigation against the man. According to the reports, someone allegedly observed a large quantity of heroin while at the man's home earlier this month. This observation formed the basis of the police's decision to obtain an arrest warrant and then make an arrest a week or so later.
According to reports, the heroin weighed over 30 grams, which is what makes the charge a Class A felony as opposed to a lesser charge. Police also say that, at one point, someone observed various types of drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as scales and other items that law enforcement officials frequently associate with the drug trade. It was not clear who observed the allegedly criminal activity in early June that led police to come back to the man's home and arrest him later.
This man is obviously facing serious penalties with respect to alleged drug crimes, including the possibility that he will never enjoy his freedom again if he is convicted of the charges. He is going to want to mount the best defense to these charges possible. Even if the end result winds up being some sort of a plea agreement, it may still be an option that will allow the man to rebuild his life.