Fans of Rose McGowan in South Carolina may be interested to hear details pertaining to her arrest in Virginia. McGowan was detained on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. After handing herself over to law enforcement officials in Virginia, McGowan was subsequently released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.
The Metropolitan Washington airport’s Authority Police Department was able to get an arrest warrant and charges were made in connection to an investigation police made of personal items of McGowan that allegedly had traces of narcotics. Police tested the items that McGowan left on a United flight, and these items showed positive for narcotics.
In a tweet posted October 30, 2017, McGowan asked about the arrest warrant, ‘Are they trying to silence me?” McGowan is one of many women who has accused discredited producer Harvey Weinstein with sexual harassment and rape. Weinstein, through his representatives, denies the claim. McGowan has publicly spoken about the incident, including at a women’s convention in Michigan in October.
A criminal defense attorney may begin defending their client against the drug charges by looking at the circumstances involved in the search and seizure process used by law enforcement. In most drug charges, the primary evidence used in the case is the drugs that were seized. The U.S. Constitution grants people freedom from an unreasonable search and seizure. This means that there are laws governing when a police officer has the right to search a person or to search their property.
Whether the search and seizure of the drugs was legal or not, many criminal defense attorneys will challenge the search. If the drug seizure can be thrown out of court, there may be little or no evidence left for prosecutors to prove their case.