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8 North Carolina residents facing drug charges

Eight people are in custody on narcotics charges stemming from a three-month police investigation. The group is facing 127 drug charges in all, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office. The North Carolina residents were allegedly involved in sharing prescriptions for opioids with about 600 pills being passed around every month. Among the drugs seized were Xanax and about 8 grams of marijuana.

Authorities confiscated 887 opiate pills which were apparently obtained by prescription. In addition, they seized two vehicles and more than $4,600 in cash. It is estimated that those accused owe the North Carolina Department of Revenue more than $17,000 in taxes with respect to the drugs.

Of those arrested five were females, ages 36, 43, 51, 58 and 65. The males are 61, 66 and 71 years of age. They are all being held in custody. The lowest bond is set at $100,000, while the highest is at $1 million. Police say they will continue to wage war on the apparent opioid crisis and are appealing to schools, churches, health organizations and the general public for help.

North Carolina residents who are faced with drug charges may do well to get the help of a seasoned defense attorney. An attorney may be able to help his or her client mount the most aggressive defense possible against these serious charges. There may be something pertinent in the evidence that an attorney might be able to utilize to his or her client's benefit when working toward obtaining the best outcome possible -- whether that be a reduction in sentencing or having the charges dropped.



Source:, "8 Arrested in Chatham County Drug Investigation", Blake Hodge, April 3, 2018

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