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Rapper taken into custody in his home state

Florida residents who follow the world of rap music may have heard that Rich Homie Quan was stopped by police at a checkpoint in Georgia on May 27. He and five others were taken into custody and charged with suspicion of possessing a stolen gun and drugs. Quan was also charged with a felony count of possession with intent to distribute.

It was speculated that the drug that he was in possession of was marijuana. However, there was no information regarding how much he may have had with him when contacted by police. If he is convicted of the charge, the rapper could spend up to 30 years in prison.

Those who are convicted of drug crimes may face a variety of penalties. A conviction on a felony charge may result in many years in prison. However, it may be possible for a case to be resolved through a plea bargain or be thrown out entirely. A criminal defense attorney may use several different tactics in an effort to obtain a favorable outcome for a defendant who is facing these types of charges. For instance, an attorney may be able to point to the fact that a key prosecution witness is not willing to testify in court.

It may also be possible to argue that there was no basis for a traffic stop that led to the seizure of the drugs. Legal counsel may also argue that an individual didn't know that he or she was in possession of a controlled substance or that there was no intent to distribute it.

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