June 24, 2017

Trafficking Cocain and Possession Charges

Gardner District Court

Client a 26 year old man from New Braintree, MA was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute.

Based upon a tip from a confidential reliable informant police conducted a warrantless stop and search of my client while a passenger in a motor vehicle in Gardner, MA.  Police discovered 26.95 grams of cocaine on the client.  The driver of the vehicle was alleged to have been meeting with the buyer of the cocaine and subsequently made a full confession implicating the client in trafficking the cocaine.

After lengthy negotiations with the District Attorney’s office the Commonwealth agreed to Dismiss the trafficking charge and keep the matter in District Court rather than indicting the client in Superior Court where he would have faced a minimum mandatory sentence of 3 years in state prison.

On a disparate plea in the District Court the Commonwealth sought one year in the house of correction, but the Judge agreed with attorney Riddle’s proposed sentence of two years of straight probation.

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RIDDLE & ASSOCIATES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Worcester County Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Lunenburg, Massachusetts

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