A 27-year-old Philadelphia man was accused of drug trafficking after authorities allegedly found large quantities of heroin and cocaine on his person. He was arrested after allegedly attempting to flee from police who were supposedly serving another unrelated warrant in his area. Police allegedly confiscated three cell phones, large quantities of drugs and a little over US $2000 from Mr. Quinn before taking him to jail on a $50,000 bail. He was arrested on the 100 block of Hampden Road at around 9:30 p.m. on July 13.
Mr. Quinn was charged as being a major drug dealer in the area. The amount for bail seemed excessively high to some legal experts; however, the police superintendent upheld the decision of the court and the actions of his officers who were not in the area to serve any type of procedure on the Philadelphia man initially.
Although the man drew attention to himself by fleeing police, the actions of the police may not have been consistent with Philadelphia law. However, in order to present this properly in court, the accused man may need to hire a legal professional who is experienced with the drug trafficking and law enforcement statues in the area.
Drug trafficking laws are becoming ever more draconian in certain Philadelphia territories, and just because someone has been accused of a crime, does not mean that he or she has committed it. It may be beneficial to hire a defense when the stakes are this high. The system can sometimes seem overwhelming. A criminal defense attorney may be able to make the legal systems easier to comprehend for their clients and may be able to construct an effective defense.
Source: Delaware County Daily Times, “Man facing drug charges”, Linda Reilly, July 16, 2013