An investigation in North Carolina has resulted in drug charges for two local men. The three-month investigation led authorities to a 50-year-old man and one other male whose age was not known. The drug charges are related to the alleged manufacturing of the drug Spice.
Search warrants were executed at Surf City Tobacco and The Tobacco Shop, located in two separate North Carolina cities. Investigators allegedly seized over 400 grams of the synthetic drug commonly known as Spice. Authorities allege that drug had already been packaged and was ready to be sold. They also confiscated over $8,000 in cash.
The 50-year-old man was taken into custody at his place of business. His bond has been set at $42,500. The other man was also arrested at his store, but information about his bond is not available. Although it is reported that both men are facing drug charges, reports do not state the specific charges and whether they are felonies or misdemeanors.
When a North Carolina resident is facing drug charges, it can seem like a daunting legal road ahead. A conviction on any drug charge can lead to a stiff jail sentence, depending on the number and severity of the charges. Regardless, both men in this case would be well advised to ensure they are aware of their legal rights. While they will have the opportunity to fight these charges in a court of law, a comprehensive understanding of all applicable statutes and court procedures can help them successfully win their legal battle. From the details released to the press, it appears that investigators seized only a small amount of the drug in this case, which could potentially help the men during their trial.
Source: Star News Online, “Police charge men with manufacturing Spice,” Julian March , Aug. 8, 2012