Superman Wannabe Arrested on Drug Charges in Utah

Man in Superman Shirt Arrested on DUID, Other Drug Charges

drug chargesSuperman may be able to fly away when he’s in danger, but a man in Utah couldn’t outrun the police that pulled him over and arrested him on drug charges.

The suspect’s name is Christopher Reeves, reminiscent of the late actor Christopher Reeve, who is most famous for his portrayal of Superman in a series of blockbuster movies. The 33-year-old suspect was even wearing a Superman shirt as he sped down Interstate 15 on Tuesday evening, March 25th.

Deputies from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office pulled Reeves over when they noticed his blue 2011 Chevy truck weaving across the road at 80 mph. When Reeves failed a field sobriety test, officers called in a K-9 unit to search his vehicle. Officers found spice (a brand of synthetic marijuana), various drug paraphernalia, and “a baseball size bag of meth” – 52 grams, to be precise.

Reeves also admitted to ingesting two Lortab pills, a hydrocodone-based prescription painkiller.

The suspect was transported to Davis County Jail on drug charges including one count of possession of meth with intent to distribute, one count of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, along with other traffic offenses.

Reeves is being held in jail on a $15,000 bond. Although he does not have any previous drug charges on his record, he has a list of traffic offenses dating back to 1998.

“I hope he will live not to regret his choice of T-shirts on this day, but rather his actions,” said the sheriff’s office.

Drug Charges for Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution in South Carolina

Distribution, possession with intent to distribute, and the manufacturing of any drugs are all in conjunction with the same statute, with penalties that may differ based on the associated drug.

Possession with the intent to distribute will be determined based on weight. A finding of greater than one ounce of marijuana or one gram of cocaine will take you from a simple possession charge to possession with intent to distribute.

In order to make a conviction, the prosecution must prove this intent to distribute which can be shown in a variety of ways. Evidence such as baggies, packaging of the drug and any statements made by the defendant that were recorded can be used, combined with the weight of the drug in question, to prove intent to distribute.

During a jury trial, you can be found not guilty of the charge or guilty of a lesser offense of simple possession. There are also circumstances when a lack of evidence might cause the prosecution to reduce the charge to simple possession as well.

If you are arrested and have a prior drug conviction, you potentially face a mandatory prison sentence in both State and Federal Court. If you are convicted of any drug charge, another drug offense charge regardless of the charge will be a second drug offense, even if the drugs or charges involved differ from the first offense.

The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Drug Charges

Drug charges, including methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or prescription drugs, need to be examined from every angle, and in many cases are subject to mandatory minimum sentences. Aggressive representation can protect your future. Drug crime charges and drug busts in South Carolina are very serious. The drug possession and drug trafficking lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC,  include a former United States Attorney and Richland County Assistant Solicitor, a former Public Defender, and a former Assistant Attorney General and Richland County Assistant Solicitor. Mr. Strom has been given an AV-Rating, the highest ranking possible, from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubble. If you have been charged with possession, trafficking, or manufacturing drugsthe attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today by calling (803)252-4800.

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