Mesa, AZ Woman Facing Drug Charges after Allowing Police to Search Hotel Room

by on November 20, 2013

A 34-year-old woman was recently arrested in Mesa on suspicion of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after she allowed police to search her hotel room at the Days Inn on Main Street. According to the police report, Stacy Rowland gave police permission to search her room after they knocked and she invited them in.

Once inside the room, Mesa police found foil, glass pipes with residue, digital scales, and baggies, all items commonly associated with methamphetamine.  After letting officers search her room, Rowland then gave them access to her phone, where authorities found several text messages discussing drug transactions. Finally, officers found a note in Rowland’s purse which appeared to be an IOU for drugs.

Charges for Drug Paraphernalia in Mesa, AZ

According to Arizona state law, A.R.S. 13-3415, a person who is found guilty of possessing drug paraphernalia will be charged with a class 6 felony in Arizona. Additionally, all paraphernalia must be forfeited by the owner upon conviction.

Charges for Meth Possession in Mesa, AZ

Possession or use of an illegal narcotic is a class 4 felony in the state of Arizona according to A.R.S.  13-3408.

Possession of meth is treated more harshly than other drug crimes in AZ; while a felony charge for marijuana or cocaine possession may be reduced to a misdemeanor with experienced legal representation, a conviction for meth possession will remain a felony and probation is not available even to first-time offenders.

If you or someone you know is facing drug possession or drug paraphernalia charges in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, or another AZ city, the drug defense attorneys at JacksonWhite will work tirelessly to reduce your charges and minimize your penalties. Get the help you need to move on from your mistakes and work towards a successful future—dial 480-818-9943 to schedule a free and private consultation with dedicated JacksonWhite drug crimes lawyer, Jeremy Geigle.

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