Advocates for criminal justice reform have been awaiting recommendations from the president's Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, and they're are concerned. After observing recent policy pronouncements by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who leads the task force, they worry the recommendations will signal a major federal crackdown on marijuana possession -- and for a controversial reason.
Attorney Chris Connelly was honored to represent Douglas Ponischil in this marijuana felony case and secure a dismissal. Mr. Ponischil is a 94 yo WWII combat veteran who survived a U Boat attack that left him in the dangerous waters of the Caribbean for several days until rescue.
Five people, four of whom have been arrested, face charges relating to a recent drug bust in Yadkin County. The police suspect that the accused individuals brought marijuana, cocaine and prescription medication into North Carolina from another state. They face various drug charges stemming from the alleged drug bust.
After what the police are calling the largest marijuana seizure in Buncombe County, two individuals have been arrested. North Carolina police officers claim that they discovered approximately 1,400 pounds of marijuana in one man's residence. The two men face federal charges stemming from these allegations.
Once the police have a reason to search your car or home, pretty much anything they find is going to be fair game. Recently in North Carolina, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. received a call complaining of the strong smell of marijuana coming out of an apartment on the 8400 block of Riverbirch Drive, according to a police news release. The police say that they obtained a search warrant and brought drug charges after searching the property.
In the Bladen County area of North Carolina, two men were arrested for drug charges after being pulled over by police. The vehicle caught the attention of police when a patrol officer noticed the expired tag, which then led to what the officer said was a "probable cause search" of the vehicle. There is no indication of what specifically caused the police to search the car after making the initial traffic stop. The drug charges are based on evidence that was supposedly found in the search.
Many people have stories of things they did as a college student that they wish, in hindsight, they had not. However, only a small percentage of these actions end up with anything more than a bad case of regret. Occasionally, the impulsive and risk-taking actions of college students result in criminal charges. Unfortunately, pair of roommates - a male and female - at a North Carolina college fall in the group of college students who end up with criminal charges. Specifically, two Appalachia State University students returned from Spring Break only to realize they were just starting a fight against criminal drug charges.
A 22-year-old North Carolina resident has been arrested and was being detained after his bond was set at $50,000. Authorities assert the man is involved in a marijuana operation in the western portion of the state. They also say that additional arrests are likely. He is now facing several drug charges that include the possession and manufacture of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute it and also maintaining the dwelling for those substances.
Two men and one woman have been arrested after what police claim was a three-county drug investigation in North Carolina. The accused are now facing drug charges, with the allegations stemming in part from surveillance of one of the individuals. The other two were charged with drug-related crimes after police followed the man who was under surveillance to a house in Salisbury.