According to Ohio law, any person who knowingly possesses a controlled substance can face serious consequences, including fines and jail time. However, many people charged with drug crimes are often charged with additional crimes for resisting arrest or otherwise failing to follow the instructions of the officers on the scene.
Akron police reportedly arrested a man and a woman on various criminal charges after finding them hiding behind a stack of tires in a fenced-in area of a tire shop in Akron. The police responded to a call of breaking and entering and found the two suspects. The man climbed the fence and was reportedly taken into custody with methamphetamines in his possession. The woman apparently refused to climb the fence or identify herself, but after the fire department cut the lock off the front gate, she was allegedly caught with a backpack with syringes inside.
The man was charged with meth possession and breaking and entering, while the woman was charged with breaking and entering, failure to disclose personal information, obstructing official business, and possession of drug instruments.
Under Ohio law, the severity of the drug charges you face will depend on the type of drug in your possession and the quantity of the drug, as well as other factors. Generally, if you are carrying a Schedule I or II drug, you will face charges of aggravated possession of drugs. Carrying a Schedule III, IV, or V drug is classified as standard drug possession. Schedule I and II drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, are considered more harmful and have fewer medicinal benefits than Schedule III, IV, or V drugs. A criminal defense attorney in your area can review your case and come up with an effective strategy to defend you in court.