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1 facing drug charges following investigation in North Carolina

After receiving information of the possible presence of drug activity in a particular area, authorities will launch an investigation into the matter. Being the subject of such an investigation can be an intimidating experience, and the situation may only increase in severity should criminal charges be filed. A 51-year-old woman in North Carolina has recently been arrested and is facing numerous drug charges in relation to her alleged involvement in the trafficking of methamphetamine.

According to authorities, the investigation began after they received reports of the possible presence of drug activity at a local residence. This investigation eventually led to the search of numerous locations in the surrounding area, which they assert unearthed the presence of as many as 24 pounds of methamphetamine, along with multiple firearms. In total, 13 individuals were arrested and accused of involvement in drug activity, and authorities claim the woman in question was the leader of the alleged operation.

The nature of the information that prompted the investigation was not provided. The woman was taken into custody and charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine. Similar drug charges carry severe penalties, and if a conviction is obtained, she could be facing a variety of potentially life-altering consequences, such as a prolonged prison term and substantial amounts in monetary fines.

Individuals who face drug charges of this nature may wish to prepare for legal proceedings by focusing on their defense. Since the process can be complex, one could find it beneficial to speak with a defense attorney for guidance on how best to proceed. An attorney in North Carolina can work toward protecting a client's legal rights throughout the process and assist in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible given the situation.

Source: mcdowellnews.com, "Old Fort woman 'ring leader' in drug conspiracy, investigators say," Dec. 29, 2017

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