There are laws in place, both state and federal, to prevent crimes such as drug possession, manufacturing, and distribution. Drug crimes cover a variety of offenses, related to both street and prescription drugs.
Some people travel down the wrong path for one reason or another. As a result, they get mixed up with the wrong crowd and often turn to drugs. Fortunately, this doesn't mean the person has to continue down this road in the future.
Drug offenses are serious regardless of your location, but southern states like North Carolina take an especially aggressive approach to drug charges. While each case is unique, the best way to combat such charges is by taking an equally aggressive approach to building a defense, particularly when a case has extenuating circumstances. Since marijuana is one of the most heavily-used substances in the United States, it's important to understand the possible consequences when trying to build a good defense.
Sometimes, the people we look to most for guidance and support appear to do things that could potentially destroy our trust. Pharmacists, who look out for individuals by providing advice about medications and warnings about drug interactions, are people we feel we can rely on for honest service. However, a recent story out of Charlotte reveals that anyone can potentially fall victim to the dangers of drugs in one form or another, even a trusted neighborhood pharmacist.
A 19-year-old man with a history of drug arrests is once again facing serious drug offenses in North Carolina. The youth and his 26-year-old girlfriend were arrested last Wednesday after a tip led police officers to a residence where the 19-year-old and his father allegedly attempted to dispose of evidence, according to police officers. The man's girlfriend was reportedly over eight months pregnant at the time of the arrests.
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.
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.