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Arkansas man arrested on drug charges

According to authorities, a Beebe, Arkansas resident was arrested in a hotel room on drug charges. The Lonoke County Sheriff's Office placed the 25-year-old man under arrest after allegedly finding 3 grams of methamphetamine or ice, marijuana, prescription pills, including Xanax and Hydrocodone, and drug paraphernalia. The drug charges included possession with intent to delivery, felony possession of paraphernalia and illegal use of communication devices.

According to the Beebe Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, the man also had outstanding warrants with those agencies although it is unclear exactly what those charges included. The man was taken to a county detention facility.

Arkansas recognizes several types and levels of drug crimes, including misdemeanor and felony charges. Felony charges are the more serious of the two and may entail longer jail sentences and higher fines. While all criminal charges should be taken seriously, those charged with felonies usually face more serious punishments than those charged with misdemeanors.

A criminal defense attorney may be able to help those who are accused of drug crimes and other misdemeanors or felonies. A defense attorney could represent the accused person in court actions. In some cases, an attorney could help the accused person negotiate a plea to a lesser offense that may result in shorter prison sentences, lower fines or other reduced penalties. A defense attorney could represent the person's interests throughout a criminal case, attempting to ensure that the accused receives a fair trial under the law or is allowed the rights that are guaranteed under federal and state law.

Source: Arkansas Matters, "Beebe man arrested on several drug charges," March 26, 2013

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