Category: Drug Trafficking

If you or someone you know is being charged with conspiracy to commit drug trafficking or drug trafficking, then harsh penalties can be faced. However, there is a new limited exception to the mandatory minimum sentencing that is in place for crimes like this: The First Step Act.

North Carolina’s First Step Act is a statute that has created a narrow exception to the sentencing guidelines for these crimes. Instead of a person being subject to these mandatory minimums, they can be sentenced under the standard rules.

However, not everyone is eligible for [...]

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 [...]