Sometimes people accused of crimes find themselves in trouble with the law because they actually committed a criminal act. Other times, they get arrested because they were spending time with the wrong group of friends at the wrong time. Still, in other cases, police are completely misguided and arrest someone who is completely uninvolved in the alleged crimes.
In a recent drug bust, we can't know whether the people the authorities arrested are guilty of their alleged crimes until the conclusion of their criminal cases. Until they confess to the crimes by pleading guilty, or until a criminal court finds them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, these individuals remain innocent in the eyes of the law.
The arrests and alleged drug bust happened in Fitchburg on a recent Monday. Police apprehended four young men, two 19-year-olds, a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old. Police carried out the arrests at approximately 10 a.m. Three of the men were arrested for violating probation. One was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Police say that more charges against the men are likely pending. They suspect that the men may be guilty of other drug trafficking and weapons charges, and their investigations are continuing.
If you or a loved one were accused of a drug crime while on probation, the allegations could have dire consequences. Make sure you learn as much as you can about your alleged crimes, the facts being brought against you and the possibility of punishment if a conviction occurs. This information will prove valuable while navigating your criminal defense.