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.
The search warrant was executed at a home located in the 200 block of Posey Farm Road on Aug. 3. The authorities alleged that they discovered a meth lab in a burn barrel on the property. Inside the home, precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine, marijuana plants, meth pipes, schedule II pills and packaging materials were recovered.
The three accused individuals were identified as a 35-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman and her 17-year-old son. The man and the teenager were charged with possessing meth, possessing the meth precursor, possession of drug paraphernalia and other substances. He was being held in custody on a $300,000 secured bond. The woman was facing similar charges in addition to possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.
Because the consequences for those facing drug charges can be severe, it is important that they understand their options and the punishments they could face if they are convicted. While the severity of the punishments can depend on the type and amount of drugs they are accused of being in possession of, even a conviction on a minor charge can have a major impact on their future. A criminal law attorney can review the case to find faults or mistakes made by the arresting officers which could potentially lead to the dismissal of the charges.
Source: WNCN, “Raeford teen, 2 adults charged after meth lab, other drugs found in home”, Aug. 4, 2017