Three men charged with drug possession in Plymouth

A 26-year-old man from Minneapolis is out on $3,000 bond after being charged with felony drug crimes. Plymouth police say they arrested the man at a home in Plymouth after he arrived to pick up 56 grams of marijuana. While this is hardly that much considering there was 10 pounds (more than 4,530 grams) that police allegedly found at the home, the man is facing fifth degree marijuana possession. If convicted, the man could spend five years in prison and pay $10,000.

One police officer reported he knew of a package delivered to a home that contained marijuana, and a search warrant was obtained. The report claimed that when police raided the home, they found three men inside, along with the unnamed homeowner, and the package, which contained about 10 pounds of the drug.

Police said one of the other men claimed the package was his and he was planning to sell the marijuana, and another man said he had come along to help pick up the package. Both men admitted that they had flown to the state just to pick up the drugs and would presumably be flying home after obtaining them.

Police say that the Minneapolis man admitted to wanting some of the drugs. Whenever police arrest and question a suspect, it is always important to remember that suspects have rights. They have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney, failing to take advantage of those rights will likely just cause more problems for them. Even if a suspect still chooses to plead guilty or incriminate him- or herself, it is best to first talk with a criminal defense attorney and learn what the consequences of speaking will be.

Source: Southwest Minneapolis Patch, “Big Plymouth Pot Bust Snares SW Minneapolis Man,” Betsy Sundquist, Nov. 14, 2012

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