Thanksgiving week, 23-year-old Oscar Eduardo Espinoza-Echeverria was arrested following a drug bust in McKenzie County in North Dakota. According to news sources, police obtained a search warrant before searching Espinoza-Echeverria’s trailer located at a Watford City RV park.
He is now facing serious drug charges including possession of cocaine and methamphetamine with intent to deliver while in possession of firearms, classified as ‘AA’ felonies in the state.
Upon searching the suspect’s trailer law enforcement discovered 13 ounces of meth, one ounce of cocaine, thousands of dollars in cash, and three guns. They also found numerous cell phones, scales, and what they described as a “pay-owe” sheet. When authorities searched his body, they found a valid Mexican driver’s license, additional cash, and multiple fake ID’s.
Espinoza-Escheverria is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and two felony counts of possession of stolen property. If convicted, he could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. He is scheduled to appear in court again on January 15.
Charges of possession with intent to deliver involving any illegal substance or narcotic drug are extremely serious, regardless of the state an individual is arrested in. Lawmakers crack down hard on offenders in an effort to reduce the number of citizens in the U.S. who abuse and become addicted to dangerous drugs.
In the state of Michigan, possession with intent to deliver involving cocaine or methamphetamine will leave the accused facing enormous fines, decades or even life in prison, and more, depending on the amount/type of drug possessed and other factors.
Anyone who is under investigation or who has been arrested for possession, manufacturing, or trafficking illicit drugs must take action immediately to protect your legal rights and freedom. Your freedom is at stake, along with your reputation and future. Consult with a highly qualified Michigan drug crime lawyer right away.