For many people in New York and across the country, the prospect of a confrontation with law enforcement officers can be unnerving. As such, some people may not immediately know how to respond, potentially resulting in legal complications. In fact, a man now faces multiple charges, including drug possession, after police say they attempted a traffic stop.
Criminal charges linked with illegal drugs run a wide gamut in New York. Legions of defendants across the state face legal challenges relevant to simple possession of a relatively small amount of marijuana intended for personal use. Others face allegations tied to sale or distribution. At one extreme end of the charging spectrum reside charges related to trafficking of drugs like heroin, cocaine and opioids.