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Dozens arrested on drug charges in North Carolina

An extensive drug sweep in Brunswick County has resulted in dozens of arrests recently. Those arrested stand accused of a number of North Carolina drug charges, and many are repeat offenders. Whether this is their first drug-related charge or they have previous convictions, all of those accused are likely considering their options for an effective criminal defense.

For more than six months, North Carolina authorities have conducted undercover drug operations to try to weed out the apparently rampant drug epidemic in the area. This latest round of arrests occurred in a roundup called Throw Back in Jail Thursday, and the Sheriff of Brunswick County stated that this was just one of several roundups designed to get dealers of the streets. This most recent raid reportedly resulted in three arrests and netted 6 ounces of cocaine, as well as an undisclosed amount of marijuana. Authorities also seized money and a handgun.

Over the past month alone, 30 people have been arrested. However, over the course of the entire six-month investigation and sweep, a total of 63 individuals have been arrested, and they face over 200 charges combined. At least 40 of the accused are repeat offenders, and over 30 had outstanding warrants.

As is their right, all of those accused are likely consulting with defense counsel to fight the drug charges against them. With an attorney's help, the accused can challenge various aspects of the events that led to their arrests, such as search and seizure methods and other tactics law enforcement used in their investigations and raids. In all cases, an experienced defense attorney will fight for the most personally favorable outcome for his or her client.

Source: myrtlebeachonline.com, "More than 30 people face charges in drug roundup in North Carolina.", Alex Lang, March 30, 2018

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