Every day many North Carolinians are accused of drug crimes. Such crimes could range from mere possession of a small quantity of drugs to federal offenses including drug trafficking, drug distribution, drug conspiracies and drug manufacturing. Drug charges can involve various types of illegal substances, including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and illegally obtained prescription medications.
Without traffic stops, drug enforcement officers would have far fewer arrests. In North Carolina and nationwide, most everyone who drives with a cache of drugs in a car seems to have an uncanny predilection for speeding, having a break light out or some other traffic violation that will loudly invite the police to stop the vehicle, which more often than not then results in a search and an arrest on drug charges. The other major way in which drug violators invite being arrested is their unquenchable habit of smoking marijuana in the vehicle while driving with illegal contraband.
An air of suspicion accompanies an arrest by the North Carolina Highway Patrol that was labeled a routine traffic stop. A couple was stopped and arrested on drug charges on Interstate 40/85. They were charged by a special operations unit with the Highway Patrol whose spokesman said they 'just happened' to be working in the vicinity. The Criminal Interdiction Team works on highways enforcing traffic safety laws and specializes in finding drugs, illegal weapons and wanted individuals, according to its spokesman.
A local man has been arrested by New Hanover County authorities after being accused of dealing drugs. The 31-year-old man is now facing charges of heroin trafficking, additional drug charges and possessing a firearm. He was incarcerated in lieu of bail, what was set at a bond of $100,000.
Drug charges are prosecuted seriously in North Carolina; however, that doesn't mean that everyone who is accused is automatically guilty. Two men are facing drug charges after unrelated arrests were recently conducted in Pender County, North Carolina. The first arrest involved a Wilmington man.
Drug charges are taken very seriously in the New Hanover area as three men are now finding out. The men, ages 24, 27 and 32, are facing drug charges after an investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. The investigation is ongoing and began in January, eventually leading to the arrests.
Drug-related convictions in North Carolina can have serious consequences. Those convicted could be facing jail time, fines and other penalties, not to mention the damage it can do to a person's reputation in his or her community. One couple recently discovered this after they were convicted of drug crimes.
Wilmington police are saying another huge heroin bust has led to the seizure of 7,500 bindles of heroin and put a large dent in the North Carolina drug trade. The bust comes after what was characterized as a lengthy investigation by the Wilmington Police Department. Four people are now facing drug charges as a result.
After a purportedly extensive investigation concerning suspected drug trafficking in Brunswick County, the local police took into custody four individuals that were suspected of involvement in what was referred to as an interstate pipeline funnel, which is purportedly used to transport heroin into North Carolina. These four individuals now face significant drug charges because of their alleged involvement in the funnel. If convicted, they could be sentenced to substantial time behind bars and also be subjected to other penalties.
As some people in the Wilmington area know, drug charges can arise out of many different circumstances. Often they come when a person is least expecting them, such as in a traffic stop. Recently, an elementary school teacher in Pender County, North Carolina, submitted her resignation because of a prior arrest for drug charges.