Residents of North Carolina know that any felony charge can carry serious consequences. The nature of these crimes can run the range from murder, arson, fraud and, as a recent incident in Wake County shows, even drug charges including possession and drug trafficking.
A 25-year-old man and 23-year-old woman are facing a number of very serious drug charges after being arrested at their home. Upon entering the home, law enforcement apparently found 24.7 pounds of marijuana, 2.7 grams of heroin, 28.6 grams of cocaine as well as significant amounts of Xanax, mushrooms, hashish candy and methamphetamine. In addition to the various drugs, officers also allegedly found assault rifles and handguns.
Both individuals were charged with trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in marijuana. The man was also charged with possessing an additional seven grams of cocaine and two pounds of marijuana in his car and also with using the vehicle to sell and store the drugs. Charges of drug trafficking are some of the most serious and they can carry long jail sentences. The length of such sentences is often determined by the amount of drugs involved. Trafficking charges also require minimum amounts to qualify depending on the type of drug or controlled substance.
Individuals in such situations are obviously facing severe consequences, but that should not prevent them from having as solid of defense as possible. With the legal guidance of an experienced attorney, it can be possible to ensure none of the rights of the accused were violated in any way at any time, including during the search and seizure procedure done by police.
Source: newsobserver.com, “Wake deputies seize pounds of drugs, 32 guns in drug bust at Cary house,” Ron Gallagher, May 22, 2014