Every day when North Carolina residents open the newspaper or turn on the T.V., there are stories about teens, men and women who have been sentenced to prison for drug-related crimes. According to the nonprofit Families Against Mandatory Minimums, the vast majority of individuals who are charged and subsequently convicted of drug crimes are non-violent offenders many of whom have no prior criminal record. Yet, in North Carolina and other states, a conviction of distributing or possessing a drug such as marijuana, cocaine or ecstasy means an individual is subject to mandatory drug sentencing laws and may spend years in prison.
A man was recently arrested in Lenoir under suspicion of trafficking drugs. The man was arrested in North Carolina after a routine traffic stop and a search of his vehicle. He faces two different felony drug charges for allegedly attempting to transport methamphetamine across the state.
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.
Two Moore County residents were arrested recently, stemming from a search of their home. The investigating North Carolina police officers claim that the two were operating a methamphetamine laboratory out of their residence. Both individuals face multiple drug charges relating to the alleged meth manufacturing accusations.
A woman from Boone was recently arrested after what police are calling a standoff. Reportedly, North Carolina police initially attempted to arrest the woman for drug charges pertaining to methamphetamine as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Now, she will likely face additional charges for allegedly evading arrest.
After police responded to a tip from a local Mooresville business, a man was arrested under suspicion of illegal drug activity. North Carolina police suspect that the man was gathering materials and substances in order to make methamphetamine. The 31-year-old faces drug charges regarding these allegations.
North Carolina residents facing drug charges may not be aware of the best action to take. While there are several stories published in various media outlets about drug charges, it can at times be difficult for the public to know if the facts presented are complete. A recent arrest has left several individuals facing drug charges.
Unfortunately, North Carolina has seen an increase in heroin charges in this state, and police officers are trying hard to arrest all those that they believe are involved in the heroin drug trafficking trade. On Oct. 5, the Dare County Narcotics Task Force arrested two men on heroin drug charges. The two North Carolina men have also been charged with other drug related infractions.
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.