Category: Drug Trafficking

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, you might be feeling scared and confused — justifiably so. In North Carolina, the law (or statute) prohibiting drugs is fairly simple, but penalties for those crimes vary greatly depending on the type of drug, the amount, and the accused’s previous criminal record. 

Manufacturing, distribution, and possession of controlled substances are all illegal in North Carolina under one statute. 

The North Carolina Controlled Substance Act outlines exactly what is included in manufacturing, distributing, and possessing controlled substances as well as the penalties for the varying [...]

 

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 [...]

State law enforcement maintains a constant focus on drug trafficking in the Charlotte area and that diligence often results in arrests. According to WSOCTV, two men in north Charlotte were arrested as the result of this kind of thorough drug investigation. 

Cocaine, MDMA, heroin, marijuana were found in large quantities in their dwelling, along with large amounts of money. All the elements needed to charge offenders with drug trafficking in North Carolina.

North Carolina takes drug trafficking very seriously and the laws reflect that. Here’s what you need to know about the drug [...]

The online world provides a lot of valuable services to people, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Authorities in North Carolina have seen a reduction in drug crimes while everyone is staying at home — nearly a 26-percent decline in violations related to drugs according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police data. 

Still, a whole new world of online drug trafficking may just be beginning.

Let this be a reminder: Drug violations are still illegal, whether they happen in person or online…and penalties are as stiff as ever. 

The Different Types of Drug Crimes in North Carolina

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