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North Carolina man faces felony drug charges after motel incident

A North Carolina man is facing drug charges after a call came into authorities about prostitution. Police responded to a local motel in Wilmington earlier this month after receiving a report about possible drug use and prostitution going on inside one of the rooms. When they knocked on the door, officers found four people inside. One person had outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was taken to jail on drug charges.

When the 38-year-old man arrived at the jail, officers reportedly discovered a bag that contained heroin and drug paraphernalia under the patrol car's backseat. However, it seemed unclear if the bag in question belonged to the man.

He is now facing several criminal charges in connection with the motel room incident, including failing to appear four times, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession of a controlled substance. The other people inside of the hotel room were all given citations for marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were not arrested.

No prostitution charges came out of the North Carolina incident. However, the man who was arrested is facing enough drug charges to land him a hefty jail sentence if he is convicted.

When anyone is facing drug charges, it is generally in their best interests to recognize the severity of the charges and the potential repercussions. It is often beneficial to seek knowledgeable legal counsel in order to mount a relevant defense and either seek to have the charges dismissed, negotiate a plea deal or fight the charges.

Source: Star News Online, "Police: Pot and heroin found at motel room bust," F. T. Norton, Oct. 19, 2012

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