Last Thursday, a court found a former Chesterfield County sheriff guilty of one count of embezzlement, two counts of passing contraband to inmates and five counts of misconduct while in office. The sheriff was accused of allowing an inmate to consume alcohol, sleep away from the jail, see women without supervision and have the use of an iPad, according to court documents.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous on many levels as it improves the chance of the driver, as well as others on the road at the same time, of being involved in an accident.
Marking the end of a six-month heroin distribution ring investigation by the Rocky Mount Police Department, officials arrested three Wilson residents on drug charges involving heroin and Ecstasy. Members of the Wilson police force assisted Rocky Mount police with the arrests. The Rocky Mount investigators also arrested three other individuals from Rocky Mount and Newark, New Jersey, during last week's sweep.
According to New Hanover County police officers, distracted driving is a big problem in North Carolina. Even though April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, New Hanover County officials focus on this issue all the time. A sergeant with the sheriff's office called it a high priority and explained that they write tickets for distracted driving every day. He went on to point out that emerging technologies such as smart phones contribute to this growing nationwide problem.
Drunk driving is a serious crime that can have serious consequences. Not only can this lead to jail time, but drinking and driving increases the chance of an on the road accident. Securing criminal defense representation can be crucial to building a solid defense and protecting your rights from the beginning to the end of what can be ominous legal proceedings.
In a case sure to spark discussion, a Pitt County, North Carolina, deputy recently turned himself over to authorities for his involvement in a controlled substance drug scheme. According to court documents, the deputy collected 41 units of Percocet, a controlled substance, from Walgreens in November 2013. The deputy came back into Walgreens two days later claiming the pharmacy had shorted him by 41 units. He was given the medication at the time but an audit later revealed the deputy had been lying.