On Friday January 8, a Needles man was arrested by Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies after drugs were found in the vehicle of 56-year-old Stewart Randolph Daman during a traffic stop.
According to news reports, deputies pulled Daman over at about 11:30 p.m. He was arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs, failure to pay fines warrant for driving with a suspended license issued in 2007, and a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia issued by Bullhead City Justice Court. Authorities performed a records check and found Daman had a suspended license as well as outstanding warrants.
Upon searching the vehicle deputies found two plastic bags that after field testing proved to be methamphetamine. A glass pipe with burnt residue was also found in the vehicle. When questioned, Daman claimed he did not know the drugs were in the vehicle, and that they could belong to his brother. He was taken into custody without incident, and booked into the Mohave County Jail.
There were about 1.2 grams of methamphetamine in the two bags found in Daman’s vehicle.
The penalties for those convicted on possession of methamphetamine charges are harsh in every state, as meth is a Schedule 2 substance which means it is often abused and highly addictive. In Michigan, individuals found guilty of meth possession with face penalties that include fines of as much as $15,000 and/or up to 10 years in prison, even for possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. This is the minimum sentence – those with a prior drug conviction will face punishment that is even more harsh.
Possession of meth is always charged as a felony, which means the punishment an individual faces will be more serious than the punishment typically given to those found guilty of misdemeanor criminal charges.
A drug conviction can literally wreck your life, stealing your freedom, ruining your career and reputation, even destroying family relationships. If you have been charged with meth possession or any drug offense, it is vital to consult with a highly skilled and capable Michigan drug crimes lawyer who will provide you with outstanding legal guidance and support, advise you of possible legal options, and work to protect your freedom and future.