Posts Categorized into Topic: Drug Crimes

Utilizing medical treatment for addiction to address drug possession charges

By Kirk Anderson on November 30, 2016

An addiction to opioids could happen to anyone. Injured during a hockey game? Having outpatient surgery? Chronic back pain due to a car accident? Any of these events could lead to a prescription for opioids. At first, taking these medications is necessary to treat pain and inflammation, but before long, a physical addiction to the medications occurs…. Read more »

How to Deal with a Minnesota Drug Possession Charge

By Kirk Anderson on September 28, 2016

A drug possession charge is one of the most common charges that enter the legal system each year. Currently, there are laws in every state that regulate and prohibit the possession, sale and manufacturing of drugs. It is also important to remember that the way a drug is being used and what it is intended… Read more »

Potential Defenses for Your Drug Possession Case

By Kirk Anderson on July 27, 2016

Being caught in the possession of illegal narcotics and being charged with drug possession can be a life-changing experience. Depending on the type of drug that you were caught with, the quantity that you had in your possession, your prior criminal record and a few other factors, you could be facing anything from a few months of… Read more »

University of Minnesota’s Wresting Team Scandal Involving Xanax

By Kirk Anderson on May 29, 2016

Officials are investigating allegations against members of the University of Minnesota’s wrestling team, the Golden Gophers, and their coach, J Robinson. The allegations come from an anonymous member of the wrestling team who relayed to authorities that Robinson found out members of his team were using Xanax and were involved in drug dealing. This individual… Read more »

What You Need to Know about Drug Paraphernalia Possession Charges

By Kirk Anderson on March 21, 2016

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a criminal charge that often accompanies a drug possession charge. Paraphernalia can be defined as any item that is used to produce, distribute, sell, or consume drugs. These include but are not limited to: Bowls, bongs, or smoking pipes “Roach clips” used for smoking marijuana Needles or hypodermics used to inject… Read more »

Sentencing Guidelines for Drug Offenses in Minnesota Could be Reduced

By Kirk Anderson on December 30, 2015

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding drug offense sentencing guidelines in Minnesota, particularly in the area of possession of drugs. The reason is because many times, a person is arrested for a drug offense and sent to prison when what they need is help to kick a drug habit and move on with… Read more »

Anoka Woman Faces 20 Years after Bragging about Facebook Drug Sales

By Kirk Anderson on August 20, 2015

An Anoka woman is now facing up to 20 years in prison after she bragged about using drugs on her Facebook page. She also bragged on Facebook about having drugs in her possession in an attempt to sell or distribute drugs to individuals. The 20-year-old woman was charged in July and will appear in Court… Read more »

Probation Given to Minneapolis Paramedic for Replacing Patient Drugs

By Kirk Anderson on August 1, 2015

A man has been sentenced to three years of probation after he pleaded guilty for stealing hydromorphone and morphine intended for Ambulance patients. As a part of his probation, he will be required to submit to regular drug testing. During a five month period in 2013, the man extracted drugs with a syringe and then… Read more »