On Saturday, March 26,a 25-year-old Odessa, NE woman was arrested after a police K-9 unit detected methamphetamine in the vehicle she was driving. Ashley Foged was stopped by Beatrice police after she failed to signal while making two right turns.
According to court documents, an officer observed Foged’s vehicle as she turned right onto Market Street, then turned right onto 12th Street. Both times, the officer claims she failed to signal. Upon being pulled over, Foged identified herself but could not produce a driver’s license as it had been suspended earlier this month for failure to comply.
Police searched the vehicle after the K-9 unit was dispatched to circle Foged’s Mitsubishi SUV and alerted to the presence of drugs near the driver’s side door. Officers discovered a white substance on a digital scale that was determined to be methamphetamine, along with a marijuana pipe containing residue.
Foged now faces charges including possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under suspension.
Possession of a controlled substance can leave those arrested facing serious penalties depending on the type and amount of substance involved, criminal history, and other factors. In Michigan, those who are charged with possession of less than 25 grams of methamphetamine (a Schedule II controlled drug) may face a maximum of four years in prison along with fines of as much as $25,000. Possession of marijuana may leave those accused facing up to one year in jail if convicted, as it is a misdemeanor offense whereas other controlled substances will leave the offender facing felony charges.
The possession of illegal drugs or substances is a criminal offense that can impact not only your freedom, but reputation, career, and future if found guilty. If you have been arrested for possession or even a more serious offense such as possession with intent to deliver, trafficking, or manufacturing, consult with an experienced and dedicated Michigan drug crimes attorney immediately to ensure your legal rights are protected.