Category: Drug Trafficking

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, [...]

If you have been arrested for drug trafficking in North Carolina, your case could result in federal charges. In this post, we will detail how law enforcement officials decide whether to charge a drug trafficking case at the state or federal level.

How Drug Trafficking Is Charged in North Carolina

Both North Carolina and federal laws penalize drug trafficking, which is the sale, manufacture transport, and/or import of illegal controlled substances. Punishments vary depending on the type of drug or drugs in the case, as well as the amount. If children were targeted, [...]

A North Carolina-based group was recently caught selling large amounts of cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamines. The drugs were smuggled from Texas to North Carolina by a ring of over 20 people, all of whom were arrested.

Because this case involved a large drug ring moving drugs across multiple state lines, it will be federally prosecuted. Those allegedly involved in the ring will be charged with conspiracy to traffic, and will likely face significant penalties.

It should go without saying that drug trafficking is taken very seriously at both the state and federal level. [...]