Charges have now been filed in a drug case with Arizona connections. The charges are for meth possession, which has become a prevalent crime in recent years. It is often produced in small home labs.
The defendant in this case is said to have been in possession of pounds of the toxic drug. Correspondingly, he was charged with a felony charge of possession. The charge is based upon the amount of the drug being over 500 grams, which results in a legal presumption of intent to distribute. That in turn provides for stiffer penalties than the possession of a smaller amount for personal use would.