Bill Would Add Up to 6 Years to Sentences for Meth Crimes

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The North Carolina General Assembly is considering a bill right now that will add a new drug crime and increase sentences for existing drug crimes under certain circumstances. House Bill 29, which relates specifically to methamphetamine, has cleared the House and is awaiting debate by the Senate Judiciary Committee. If the law passes, it will
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Unexpected Stop Leads to Felony Drug Charges

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Drug charges can vary widely in their prescribed sentencing. From a nonviolent possession crime that carries a fine and possible rehabilitation courses to a serious felony accompanied by decades in jail, the penal system features a graduated sentencing system based the drug amount, type, and situation in which the offense(s) took place. In Conover, North
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