Drug arrests in Dothan aren’t front page news, but LSD trafficking arrests cause quite a stir.
Dothan Police Sgt. Jason Adkins, who heads the Dothan narcotics unit, said that the LSD trafficking arrests made on June 26 were a first for his department. He stated, “It’s very much out of the ordinary. That’s the first time we’ve ever charged anybody with trafficking in LSD. We’ve seen it before once or twice, but we’ve never had a trafficking amount.”
23-year old Kasondra Kay Strickland and 26-year-old Abby Gail Newton both face charges of trafficking LSD and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. According to the police report, the women are accused of trafficking 45.5 grams of the drug. The arrests took place at Newton’s home in Dothan. Officers also arrested another individual in the home, 41-year-old Leigh Dehannon Manning, for possession of LSD.
Adkins claims, “What they did in this case is put it in sugar cubes. We have dealt with [LSD] in the past, but it’s not as prevalent as crack, meth or marijuana.”
The state of Alabama prosecutes drug crimes aggressively, and the penalties are severe at the state and federal level. But it is important to know that a drug crime arrest does not always lead to a conviction. Whether the arrest was for simple possession, importation, or distribution, a qualified criminal defense attorney at your side can make all the difference. An experienced lawyer can work to have your charges reduced or possibly dropped altogether. Don’t face the risks of a drug crime conviction alone.
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