A recent New Hampshire police investigation resulted in numerous arrests. Those taken into custody are accused of operating an illegal drug distribution ring that was allegedly targeting children. Investigators say they believe the drugs in question are methamphetamine disguised to look like Adderall, a drug that is often prescribed to treat people with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
Police issued a warning throughout the community
Police say the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a public warning. Investigators claim that the people they have arrested and possibly others were distributing the supposed drugs to children so that they would become addicts. Police say the drugs have been showing up throughout the state. They also claim to have seized many pills, which are now being sent to a lab for testing.
Police say that parents, teachers and coaches in New Hampshire and surrounding regions should be talking to children about illegal drugs and about the pills that they believe are meth disguised as ADD medication. As with any arrest, those charged in this case will have the opportunity to present a defense in court. When an arrest for suspicion of a drug crime occurs, a defendant may request immediate support from an experienced criminal defense attorney.
The drug lab must confirm that a substance is an illegal drug
Criminal trials often include substances that police have seized from a defendant’s residence or vehicle, claiming that they are illegal drugs. A prosecutor must substantiate such claims in court by providing evidence from lab testing that confirms that a substance is, in fact, what it is claimed to be. If a defendant believes that police violated his or her Fourth Amendment rights, he or she can seek to have a judge rule the proffered evidence as inadmissible.