The Maryland State Police's Pro Active Enforcement Team continues out in force with drug interdiction stops on I-95 in Cecil County,MD
Most of these "profile" stops are for minor speed violations, unsafe lane changes and following too close. The basis for the search of the vehicle is usually the odor of marjuana due to a K-9 alert or the officers sense of smell. It is incredible how some officers can smell marijuana in a heat sealed package wrapped in a container!! They better be careful or they won't need the dogs!!
To keys to defending many of these cases are the video of the stop, the audio recordings of the stop, the delay in processing the stop and the dog records. A recent "pro-police" decision by the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland makes the challenge of these stops even more difficult and anyone charged with this type of offense needs an experienced attorney for these cases. If you or a loved has been stopped and charged with a drug crime:
Call an experienced Cecil County drug defense lawyer today.