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Officials charge woman in Colorado allegedly caught with drugs

On Oct. 16, Colorado Springs police took a woman into custody on multiple criminal charges. According to authorities, police made contact with the woman after they received a call about a group of individuals using illegal narcotics inside parked vehicles in an alleyway near the intersection of Platte Avenue and Circle Drive.

According to police, the woman was the driver of one of the vehicles, a Nissan Rogue. She purportedly had an outstanding arrest warrant. Police searched the Nissan and found drugs and several other items of interest, authorities said. These items included bump keys, which are often associated with burglaries, welding torches, power tools, AR-15 magazines, an ammo carrier, a helmet, military-style backpacks and various credit and identification cards. Moreover, officers allegedly found court documents pertaining to a 'known motor vehicle thief" with four felony warrants, authorities stated.

Reportedly, the investigation is ongoing. The woman is facing charges for drug possession, identity theft and possession of burglary tools.

In order to obtain a conviction, prosecutors in this case as well as others must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged criminal activity took place. When drugs are involved, prosecutors handle the case with exceeding seriousness, reflecting the grave approach the state takes toward drug crimes. If convicted, accused individuals may face severe consequences, such as steep fines, probation, jail time and a criminal record that can have a negative impact on their future.

Therefore, accused individuals must also treat their cases with a great deal of seriousness if they wish to avoid the severe penalties that can accompany a conviction. A criminal defense lawyer may help accused individuals provide a thorough and aggressive defense against drug charges, challenging the integrity of the prosecution's case.

Source: FOX21News.com, "Woman arrested for having narcotics, burglary tools", Travis Ruiz, October 17, 2014

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