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4 individuals face drug charges after bust in Georgia

Illegal drugs can be detrimental to a person's health and personal life. They can also cause serious legal problems. This is particularly true for selling and distributing illegal drugs. Four individuals were recently arrested on drug charges in Georgia.

The drug bust happened in early January after police officers purportedly obtained information regarding methamphetamine allegedly being sold at a room in a local hotel. Police officers say they discovered more than an ounce of methamphetamine as well as more than an ounce of marijuana while searching the hotel room. The drugs were allegedly packaged into smaller quantities. The total street value of the illegal drugs was estimated by authorities at $2,500.

In additional to the alleged illegal drugs, the police also apparently discovered one firearm. Along with being charged with possession of marijuana and methamphetamine with intention to distribute, one 25-year-old man was also charged with possessing a firearm while committing a crime. Another 24-year-old man was charged with possession of marijuana and methamphetamine with intentions to distribute. Two women, 33 and 30 years of age respectively, were also charged with possession and intent to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine.

Although the preliminary evidence may seem to be stacked against the four individuals recently arrested in the drug bust, they each have the right to contest the drug charges in a court of law in Georgia. There could be many options available for defense strategies, depending upon a careful analysis of all of the relevant facts and circumstances. Nevertheless, the serious penalties that could accompany any conviction on these criminal charges mandate that each defendant work alongside legal counsel to safeguard important legal rights while pursuing a favorable outcome.

Source: accessnorthga.com, "Four arrested on drug charges in Banks County bust ", Jan. 11, 2015

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