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Man faces drug charges after ankle monitor assists in arrest

A North Carolina parolee faces the possibility of returning to jail after police managed to use the data obtained from an ankle device worn by him to locate him. He was wearing the device as part of the conditions of his parole. Now, he faces drug charges after his arrest on Christmas Eve.

The drug charges stem from allegations that he was one of two suspects in a car which did not stop at a traffic stop, resulting in a car chase. During the chase, someone in the car apparently threw a bag containing contraband from the vehicle.  It is reported that the bag contained a hand gun, marijuana, three ounces of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, as well as items which helped identify the driver.

While the driver is still at large, the arrested parolee is facing felony and misdemeanor charges, including possession of drug paraphernalia, a firearm (as a felon), a controlled substance, as well as drug trafficking. A secure bond of $50,000 was set.  His alleged accomplice is facing similar charges, but with a few more added.

Despite the parolee's history, he has every right to fair and impartial legal proceedings. Anybody facing drug charges in North Carolina is entitled to legal representation, and in this case, the lawyer may initiate an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest. An experienced lawyer will not just accept the police report as the only version of the facts, but will question all accusations while identifying and challenging any procedures that may have infringed upon the legal rights of the client. Any irregularities may be addressed formally before the court. Based on the evidence available, the defense will pursue the best possible results for the accused.               

             

Source: lincolntimesnews.com, "Drug suspect caught thanks to ankle monitor", Accessed on Dec. 24, 2016

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