Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly
Overcome legal challenges — 704-376-9376

Drug Charges Archives

Investigators of drug crimes may get instant access to database

The rise in prescription drug abuse has caused lawmakers across the United States to take action. In North Carolina, state legislators recently passed a bill that would give law enforcement personnel access to prescription drug records without a warrant. If approved by the governor, the bill could mean an increase in charges related drug crimes, fraud and prescription drug abuse.

New bills take aim at marijuana drug charges

Across the country, various states are taking steps to change the laws around marijuana for medicinal and even recreational use. The latest state to consider new laws around the drug is North Carolina, where the legislature is considering a pair of bills aimed at decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. If passed, the bill could mean fewer drug charges related to the substance in the state.

Drug charges filed re the so-called "meth highway"

Law enforcement often identify and patrol certain areas where they believe crimes are more likely to be committed. For North Carolina police, Interstate 85 has been dubbed the "meth highway" by police who say the road is frequented by drug traffickers. Recently, two people were arrested on drug charges that they were trafficking the drug along this route.

Authorities pledge to crack down on crime with more drug charges

Authorities and lawmakers often try new initiatives to combat crime in their jurisdiction. In Eastern North Carolina, federal authorities are joining forces with state and local law enforcement in an effort to combat violent and drug crime in the area. Under the new initiative, called the Take Back North Carolina Initiative, federal prosecutors will be focused on filing drug charges across the eastern part of the state.

13 people face drug charges following North Carolina raid

While individual drug charges occur across the country, larger-scale busts of organized operations are often most targeted by police. These busts often result in multiple drug charges that may be accompanied by accusations of violent crimes or illegal firearm possession. A recent North Carolina bust resulted in multiple people charged with crimes related to marijuana possession and distribution. A few of those arrested were also charged with possession of drugs, including cocaine, crack cocaine and heroine. Firearm charges and parole violations were also reported in this case.

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.

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.

Marijuana Grow House defendant avoids years in prison for Trafficking

Client was charged with 2 counts of Trafficking after police, armed with a search warrant, raided the home and found of marijuana plants growing in the attic. The yield on the lab weight was many pounds over the Marijuana Trafficking threshold. Client was facing over 6 years in state prison. Attorney Connelly carefully and thoroughly researched the law and ascertained that the search warrant had some serious legal deficiencies. Based upon these technicalities, and other mitigating factors, we were able to get the sentence reduced to only 60 days in local jail with Probation. The 60 day jail time could be served on a schedule convenient to the client and probation. 

Traffic stop leads to felony drug charges for 1 in North Carolina

Many individuals may be unaware of their legal rights when it comes to being involved in a traffic stop. A similar situation can be intimidating, and a person may be more willing to consent to the search of a vehicle by feeling as though he or she doesn't retain the right to refuse. A man has been arrested and is facing numerous drug charges after allegedly consenting to a search during a recent traffic stop in North Carolina.

1 facing multiple drug charges following 2-year investigation

In an effort to cut down on the flow of drug activity, law enforcement agents may deploy a variety of tactics over the course of an investigation. These tactics can range anywhere from the use of an undercover informant to make controlled buys to hotlines set up to receive tips from anonymous individuals. A 41-year-old man is facing multiple drug charges in relation to his alleged involvement in the trafficking of heroin following a recent investigation in North Carolina.

Protect Your Rights

Call 704-376-9376 or contact us through the form to the right to schedule a consult to discuss your case.

Reasonable Fees. Payment Plans. Credit Cards Accepted. Se Habla Español

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR CASE

Visit Our Office / Follow Us

Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly
101 North McDowell Street, Suite 104
Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: 704-376-9376
Map & Directions