Being involved in a traffic stop can be a stressful experience and the average person might not fully understand his or her legal rights while taking part in a similar situation. Those who do not know how their words and actions might influence the outcome of a traffic stop may be inclined to overshare information and nervous behavior during this time may also lead to increased suspicion of wrongdoing. Two individuals have been arrested and are now facing numerous drug charges following a recent traffic stop in North Carolina.
According to reports, authorities say they initiated a routine traffic stop for an unspecified violation on a recent Wednesday. Authorities say that while asking the driver and passenger questions about where they came from and about their destination, they provided conflicting information on several occasions. While no further details were provided regarding this part of the investigation, authorities claim to have obtained enough information to administer a search of the vehicle.
Law enforcement agents say that a subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered the presence of various types and quantities of illegal substances. These substances allegedly included cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine. Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and are now facing multiple drug charges following the investigation.
Individuals who face drug charges under similar circumstances might be uncertain of how best to handle the situation. Fortunately, one does not have to face this process alone, as there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation a person is facing and provide much needed insight on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can evaluate charges a client in North Carolina is facing, along with every aspect of the search and arrest procedures, and work toward protecting his or her legal rights while preparing a strong defense for subsequent court proceedings.