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5 facing drug charges following traffic stop in North Carolina

Five individuals have been arrested and accused of trafficking heroin following a recent traffic stop in North Carolina. Drug charges of this nature carry severe penalties, and a conviction could leave a person facing a lengthy prison term. Those who face similar charges may wish to protect their futures and avoid such potentially devastating consequences, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance in the process.

According to police, the incident begin with a tip from an unidentified source about a vehicle that was transporting illegal narcotics. Upon locating the vehicle, authorities initiated a traffic stop after allegedly witnessing a moving violation. Police then proceeded to initiate a search of the vehicle, which they say unearthed the presence of over 14,000 baggies of heroin, along with more than 100 grams of raw heroin.

The nature of the information that led police to look for the vehicle was unclear, and no information was provided as to what type of moving violation prompted the traffic stop. There were five individuals within the vehicle at the time of the search, each of which was arrested soon thereafter. All five are facing charges in relation to the incident, including conspiracy to traffic heroin.

With the potential gravity of a conviction for similar drug charges, an accused individual might find it advisable to seek counsel as soon as the charges are filed. By consulting an experienced defense attorney, a person in North Carolina could obtain advice on how best to approach the situation. An attorney can evaluate the charges and evidence against a client, along with the procedures used during the search and arrest process, and assist in pursuing the best outcome possible during subsequent court proceedings.

Source: abc11.com, "5 arrested in Nash County for allegedly trafficking over 14K bags of heroin", Nov. 13, 2017

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