Drug and other criminal charges can impact an accused individual's life for a lifetime and create a criminal history that may cause personal, professional and education-related challenges. Two men are facing drug charges, burglary charges and other charges following a recent incident in downtown State College. The two 19-year old men were allegedly found in a bar by an employee after hours when the bar was closed. The two men ran from the employee and were arrested by police.
According to authorities, the two men were in the bar for approximately an hour drinking beer and allegedly damaging various items in the bar. One of the men allegedly had beers from the bar in his backpack along with a glass jar of suspected marijuana wax, 28 Xanax pills and was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Also in the man's backpack, according to authorities, was an iPad charger taken from the one of the businesses. The men allegedly entered multiple businesses after hours in the downtown State College area.
The other man allegedly possessed a small amount of marijuana and a grinder and had a bottle of beer in his pants leg. Both men were alleged to have been visibly intoxicated. The two men were charged with felony counts of burglary, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, summary counts of criminal mischief and consumption of alcohol by a minor, as well as additional charges, including misdemeanor charges. One of the men was charged with a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.
Drug charges can carry especially harsh penalties and consequences that can have a detrimental impact on the future of the accused individual. As a result, it is important for them to be familiar with their criminal defense options and rights to challenge the accusations they are facing.
Source: Statecollege.com, "Two Men Facing Burglary Charges," Geoff Rushton, Nov. 6, 2017