Those who are in a position of authority within the community have the responsibility to act accordingly and demonstrate the behavior they would wish their fellow citizens to show. However, this can sometimes cause the general public to put public servants such as police officers, firefighters or government officials, and forget that they too are human. When these citizens end up being brought up on criminal charges, news media outlets often run with the stories, seemingly forgetting that all defendants are innocent until proven guilty.
Just the same as other states, there are people in North Carolina who are charged with drug possession and/or similar crimes. As scary as this may be, it is important to remember one thing: there are a variety of drug possession defense strategies to consider. By taking the right approach, you or your loved one may be able to avoid serious punishment.
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.
An Arizona Superior Court judge has essentially erased the convictions of a North Carolina citizen. Reports say the defendant, who was arrested for allegedly transporting around 26 pounds of cocaine across state lines, was from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Throughout the case, there was apparently some disagreement about why the man was stopped in the first place, leading to a deeper investigation and the erasure of the 42-year-old man's convictions.
In the aftermath of a law enforcement sting called Operation Pill Crusher, 17 North Carolina residents received convictions last week. Reportedly, the operation was conducted over a months-long period that originally netted more than 80 arrests. The 17 defendants convicted last week each made a plea of guilty to the drug charges. No further information was provided about the rest of the people the police originally arrested.
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.
According to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Asheville, North Carolina, two men face federal drug charges including possession, distribution and trafficking. Authorities said police officers discovered 1,400 pounds of marijuana at an estimated street value of approximately $1.8 million at a Candler, North Carolina, residence and in a vehicle driven by one of the accused men. Authorities believe this bust represents the largest amount of marijuana ever seized in Buncombe County.