Surveillance footage is commonly used in the search and apprehension of individuals who are suspected of a crime. Photos may give authorities a general idea of indicators to look for, such as clothing or a tattoo. Of course, similar indicators may be present among multiple individuals in the area. A man in South Carolina is facing drug charges after he was apprehended and questioned about a recent theft.
Authorities were reportedly searching for the man in relation to the alleged theft of several iPhones and cash from a nearby store. The incident was apparently captured by surveillance, and police advised the photos could be useful in the search. They claim to have found him at a local bar and grill wearing a hat that was apparently close in appearance to the one worn during the incident in question.
Upon asking him to submit to questioning at the police station and placing him in a car, he allegedly informed officers that he was in possession of drugs. Police claim to have found an ounce of marijuana and 10 Xanax pills on the man following the alleged statement. He was taken into custody and is apparently facing charges for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and narcotics, along with second degree burglary and grand larceny.
Accusations for drug charges alone can be stressful and intimidating, and additional allegations only increase the severity of the situation. When facing similar charges, an accused individual in South Carolina may find it advisable to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A defense attorney can evaluate all charges against a client, advise him or her of the potential consequences and assist in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible during criminal proceedings.
Source: abcnews4.com, “Drug charges added to man suspected of stealing iPhones from King Street store“, April 12, 2017