Illegal Search and Seizure Leads to Dismissal of Drug Charges

South Carolina Felony Drug Possession Charges

Police have dropped drug charges against Courtney Wagner, the daughter of Natalie Wood, after concluding that she was arrested for illegal drugs recovered from an illegal search and seizure.

Police discovered the illegal drugs after responding to a call which led them to the home. According to reports, Ms. Wagner’s neighbors called police after hearing yelling and gun shots.

While at Ms. Wagner’s Malibu home, police also found cocaine and heroin.

Ms. Wagner was arrested and charged with felony drug possession. After being arrested for felony drug possession, she was released on bond after posting a $10,000 bail. The man in the home was also arrested for negligent discharge of a firearm. It is not known if the case against him has also been dismissed.

According to L.A. County District Attorney , “Deputies did not have probably cause, consent, nor a warrant to conduct the search and recover narcotics so as a result the case is being rejected because of illegal search and seizure.”

South Carolina Drug Crimes Attorneys

Getting arrested for possession, manufacturing, or distribution of drugs in South Carolina does not mean that you are guilty or that you do not have any defenses. The South Carolina Drug Crimes Attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC will evaluate your case and challenge whether an illegal search and seizure took place leading to your arrest. Depending upon the facts of your case, our South Carolina drug trafficking lawyers will fight to have your South Carolina drug charges reduced or even dismissed.

Our South Carolina Drug Crimes Attorneys will evaluate:

  • Whether an officer had sufficient reason to stop you,
  • Whether a search warrant was valid, or
  • Whether the officer had probable cause to search you or your belongings.

Even if you are simply facing a fine, it is important to understand the consequences of pleading guilty to drug possession or drug distribution charges. A drug conviction can have personal and professional consequences. Call the South Carolina Drug Crimes attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation. 803.252.4800