Category: Drug Delivery and Sale

In North Carolina, there are several different types of felony drug crimes with which a person can be charged. The drug offenses range from crimes like drug possession, which is considered in some cases to be a lower-level crime, all the way up to serious drug felonies such as drug trafficking.

No matter what type of drug crime charge, it’s vital to understand that they are all serious felonies, and they come with weighty consequences in the state. Here is what you need to know about how North Carolina classifies different drug crimes.[...]

 

Sometimes people who perpetrate crimes assume that evading initial arrest means they escape charges for good. However, this is a false sense of security. In many cases, like drug distribution, investigations take time. Acts committed in the past can come back to haunt you.

A recent case in Asheville shows just how long it can take. After a seven-month investigation, nine people were arrested for an array of crimes, including conspiracy to traffick heroin/opium and continuing a criminal enterprise. The investigation may yet yield more charges against those arrested.

Drug Distribution Charges

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People all over the country have been entering the voting booth this election cycle and directing their legislators to make marijuana legal. In recent years, many states have passed laws legalizing both medical and recreational cannabis — but not North Carolina.

State officials have thrown around ideas of decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana, discussing the public health and economic repercussions that could follow. 

However, these same state officials warn that the North Carolina legislature is far from embracing marijuana decriminalization and legalization. They say that it’s something North Carolinians should not expect to [...]