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Suspicious exchange leads to drug charges for 4 in North Carolina

Four individuals have recently been taken into custody following an alleged drug exchange that is said to have taken place in North Carolina. Drug charges carry serious penalties if a conviction is obtained, which may only become more severe if additional charges are present. Those who face a similar circumstance could find it advisable to prepare for what comes next by focusing on their defense with guidance from an attorney.

According to reports, the incident began on a recent Wednesday afternoon when a police deputy claims to have witnessed a suspicious exchange between four vehicles in the area. Apparently, when the individuals became aware of the presence of law enforcement, they fled the scene. The vehicles allegedly proceeded to take separate routes, and each was eventually located and pulled over by authorities.

During this period, K-9 units were deployed to investigate, which allegedly led to the discovery of more than 28 pounds of methamphetamine. Although it is unclear which vehicles are said to have contained these drugs, each one was impounded, and all four drivers were taken into custody. Each of those arrested are facing multiple drug-related charges in relation to the incident, including conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

With the potential weight of a conviction for drug charges of this nature, those accused may find it advisable to seek guidance in the initial stages of the process. When facing a similar situation, one could retain the services of a defense attorney for advice on how best to proceed. An attorney in North Carolina can work toward protecting a client's legal rights throughout the process and provide assistance with any future legal proceedings associated with the charges.

Source: wbtv.com, "Four arrested, charged with multiple felony drug charges in Iredell Co.", Nov. 15, 2017

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