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Drug Charges Archives

3 charged with manufacturing meth and growing marijuana

On Aug. 4, it was reported that a North Carolina teenager and two adults were charged with multiple drug offenses following the execution of a search warrant at a Raeford residence. The Hoke County Sheriff's Office stated that, during the execution of the search warrant, authorities found a meth lab, marijuana plants and other drugs.

Man convicted on drug charges faces 20-year sentence

A 34-year-old North Carolina man is facing a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 20 years and a fine of up to $20 million after being found guilty of possessing and distributing drugs. He could also be sentenced to an additional 10 years on firearms possession charges. A federal court jury returned guilty verdicts on charges of methamphetamine and firearms possession and possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute on July 25. Court records indicate that the man was prohibited from owning guns due to his previous felony convictions.

Man charged with drug offenses after edible found in car

On June 6, North Carolina agents with the City County Drug Task Force reportedly discovered a food item that contained marijuana during a vehicle search. The agents found the item at about 6:35 a.m. when they stopped a vehicle on Interstate 95 near Exit 173 following a motor vehicle violation.

Rapper Chief Keef faces multiple drug charges

North Carolina residents may have heard the news about the rapper Chief Keef who faces drug possession charges. Police took him into custody on June 12 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was in Sioux Falls on June 11 to perform at a show. While he was at the airport on June 12, law enforcement officials arrived and detained him around 9 a.m. after Transportation Security Administration workers allegedly found four blunts and two THC edibles in his luggage. According to the report, police booked him shortly before 9:30 a.m. on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, and possessing between two ounces and a half-pound of marijuana.

Rapper Rich Homie Quan facing drug and weapons charges

Hip-hop fans in North Carolina may know Dequantes Devontay Lamar as Rich Homie Quan. The 27-year-old rapper was working to get his music career back on track and had hoped to release his first album in July, but he now faces decades in prison after being taken into custody on drug and weapons charges on May 27.

Poppy cultivation in North Carolina part of opioid crisis

The sheriff of Catawba County blamed the opioid crisis in the state for the field of opium poppies discovered by his deputies. The sheriff's department spent a day removing plants from the field that was close to one acre in size. Although the department sent plant samples to a state laboratory to confirm their identity, the sheriff had no doubt that they were the plant from which opium and heroin are derived.

Man taken into custody on multiple charges

A 38-year-old man was taken into custody on multiple charges after police conducted a search of his North Carolina home. Police came to the man's home at about 12:44 p.m. on May 7 based on a suspicion that drugs may have been stored there. Authorities also were made aware of a possible act of domestic violence as well before visiting the man's residence.

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