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.
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 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.