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Police officer faces drug charges for alleged sale of marijuana

In Oregon, drug crimes are treated seriously by the authorities. No matter who is accused of selling drugs, criminal charges can follow. When people face drug-crime allegations, there can be serious consequences to the person's immediate future. Individuals can face social and financial consequences as a result of a drug arrest. These consequences can increase further if a person is eventually convicted on the drug charges. Drug charges can result in lengthy prison sentences, larges fines and a permanent criminal record.

No one is immune from these penalties. Recently, a police officer in Oregon has been accused of selling drugs. According to reports, a police sergeant from Warm Springs, Oregon has been charged with various federal drug charges. Authorities claim, that the man was on duty in his squad car when he negotiated the sale of marijuana to another individual. This other individual turned out to be a police informant.

In the agreement, the officer on duty allegedly agreed to sell four ounces of marijuana to the other person at his home. Following this transaction, authorities claim that they received a search warrant and searched the man's house. During the search, marijuana was supposedly recovered.

As a result, the man has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. He is due in federal court again soon.

Even though recreational marijuana use has been legalized in Oregon, there still strict rules regarding the sale of the drug. Individuals who choose to sell controlled substances in Oregon can face serious penalties. However, these individuals still have legal rights that need to be upheld before, during and after a drug arrest. Individuals should make sure they understand these legal rights.

Source: KTVZ, "Warm Springs police sergeant charged with drug crime," Feb. 10, 2016

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