Category: Drug Trafficking

If you are facing drug trafficking charges in North Carolina, the potential consequences can feel overwhelming.

Moreover, you can face several different charges related to drug trafficking. You can be charged with cultivating, manufacturing, possessing, distributing, transporting, or selling illicit drugs. You can be charged for using a dwelling or motor home to store drugs, and you can be charged with trafficking.

Here’s the thing about trafficking charges, though: you don’t have to actually transport or sell drugs in order to get hit with the offense.

What a NC Drug Trafficking Charge Really

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Drug possession is a common offense, but nevertheless it is taken very seriously in North Carolina. If convicted, you could face a prison sentence, hefty fines, and a criminal record that will compromise your ability to live a normal life for years to come.

Depending upon the substance in question, drug possession is usually considered a Class 1 felony or Class 1 Misdemeanor in North Carolina. This is punishable by up to one year in jail or prison, as well as hefty fines. It is therefore important to know your rights and be [...]

Right now, our country is facing nothing short of an opioid epidemic. How so?

Here are some opioid facts and statistics that might be surprising to you:

  • The leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old is overdosing on drugs, and that death rate continues to increase.
  • Every 24 hours, 78 people die from a drug overdose across the country.
  • Overdoses cost the United States $20 billion in emergency room care as well as $55 billion in other health and social costs.
  • In 2015, right here in North Carolina, there were
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There are numerous drug crimes you can be charged with here in North Carolina, including:

  • Possession, selling, distribution, transporting, cultivation, and manufacturing of a multitude of different types of drugs;
  • Possession of paraphernalia;
  • Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery;
  • Maintaining a dwelling or motor vehicle to store drugs; and
  • Trafficking

While all drug charges should be taken seriously, trafficking is one of the more serious crimes. Our state has even come up with its own guidelines for drug trafficking offenses instead of using the regular Structured Sentencing grid.

So let’s explore [...]

TSA agents have a pretty important job. They work hard to keep air travel safe and prevent people from smuggling dangerous and illegal materials on board. Due to the nature of their job, TSA agents are given access to materials and areas that most regular people are not.

When TSA agents use these benefits to engage in illegal acts, though, they are just as subject to the law as the rest of us. This is the lesson that nine TSA agents learned last month when they were arrested for using their badges to [...]