Category: Drug Trafficking

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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Most of us have had to take a drug test at some point or another. You probably know, then, that even when there’s nothing to hide, awaiting results is a nerve-racking experience. After all, false positives do exist.

So, what happens if you do fail a drug test?

The short answer is, it depends on the reason you’ve been asked to take the test. Typically, drug testing is implemented by prospective or current employers and probation programs. So below, we’re going to cover what happens if you fail a drug test in each [...]

When we hear the words “mandatory minimums,” most of us think of federal courts, which are notorious for strictly imposed and unreasonable mandatory minimum sentences for those convicted.

In fact, you might assume that if your case is prosecuted at the state level, you don’t have to worry about mandatory minimums at all. Not so much in North Carolina.

Trafficking even relatively small quantities of illicit substances will result in excessive mandatory minimum sentencing that is not subject to parole or probation. This means that even low-level drug offenders spend years in prison.[...]

The term “drug trafficking” conjures up images of hardened criminals and cartels, who make their living off of a life of crime. However, it’s common for individuals or small partnerships to face drug trafficking charges as well.

In fact, you can even face drug trafficking charges simply for possessing a large quantity of drugs.

How is this possible?

Because drug trafficking is in part a crime of intent, and possessing an amount of substance that could reasonably be considered too large for personal use can be considered grounds for a drug trafficking charge, [...]