There is usually more to a drug crime story than what is told to the media. This is one of the main reasons that it's so important for any person in New York who is charged with a drug crime to recognize that he or she has the right to air his or her full case in an unbiased court of law. Even if the criminal allegations seem to be "obvious" to a person not associated with the incidents in question, they might not be so apparent once the situation is fully evaluated.
For example, a recent piece has hit the New York papers describing the drug charges levied against a man who used to work for the Manhattan Transit Authority. Described as a former conductor, the man was arrested after being stopped in his vehicle by police on a Saturday evening. At that point, police have stated that they could clearly see he had cocaine inside his vehicle. However, it is not known why he was pulled to the side of the road to begin with.