On Friday August 9, Michigan State Police were involved in a high-speed chase near Cadillac through Wexford County after attempting to pull over a vehicle for speeding on U.S. 131. The incident took place at approximately 7:20 p.m. according to a news article at Mlive.com.
When troopers attempted to pull over the driver of the speeding vehicle, he fled east on M-115 after exiting the freeway. Police allege the man was driving in excess of 100 mph. Eventually the speeding motorist struck a patrol car that was in pursuit of him, which resulted in his vehicle being pushed into a ditch. The suspect then spun the car around before fleeing west on M-115. Police then executed a PIT maneuver, which is a tactical ramming technique in an effort to stop the speeding vehicle.
Upon stopping the vehicle, troopers discovered the suspect was driving with a suspended license and was in possession of cocaine and heroin. He was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license, fleeing and eluding police resulting in a collision, and possession with intent to deliver cocaine and heroin. Following his arrest the suspect was lodged in the Wexford County Jail.
Michigan drug possession attorneys know the serious criminal penalties individuals face when charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, heroin, or other illegal drugs or narcotics. Depending on which schedule a drug is classified as, penalties for a conviction can be extremely severe, including fines of between $25,000 and $1,000,000 and/or a prison sentence of 20 years to life for Schedule I or Schedule II drugs. Even less serious offenses leave those convicted facing potential jail time, fines, driver’s license sanctions, and more. Any drug offense can negatively affect your career, reputation, and other areas of your life.
If you have been arrested for a serious drug offense involving possession with intent to deliver or distribute, consult with an aggressive and experienced Michigan drug crime lawyer immediately.