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Alleged gang member arrested for drug possession in Pennsylvania

A 24-year-old man who is believed to be a member of the Bloods was arrested recently after police found large amounts of cocaine, heroin and crack in his vehicle, along with $6,000 in cash and two cell phones. Court papers claim that he was about to do a drug deal at the time police searched his vehicle. He is now in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple charges of drug possession.

The arrest took place on a Sunday afternoon. Police allege that the accused chose an area near a playground as the location for the drug deal. He purportedly had the drugs in plain view, including 40 units of crack and cocaine and 110 of heroin.

At the time of his arrest, he was on bail for a weapons charge. He now faces several drug possession charges, in addition to charges of driving on a suspended license and criminal use of a communication facility. With bail set at $50,000, he was booked into the Monroe County Jail.

The accused's possible affiliation with a gang and his prior criminal charge may mean that he will have to work that much harder at putting together a criminal defense strategy to answer to these drug possession charges. Regardless, his legal rights need to be respected at all times, and, like anyone else accused of a crime, he must be presumed innocent unless or until he is proven guilty in a Pennsylvania court. He would do well to have a legal team that can protect his rights and work toward the best possible resolution to the case.

Source: Source: lehighvalleylive.com, "Suspected Bloods gang member in Monroe County faces drug charges, task force reports," Tony Rhodin, Aug. 13, 2013

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