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Drug charges filed against 3 men in Georgia

Drug charges have been filed against three men in Georgia. The felony drug charges involving drug possession were filed after police reported that they discovered amphetamines and oxycodone in a vehicle occupied by the men. The incident took place on a recent Monday.

According to authorities, a 50-year-old man was driving a truck and weaved on the street. Police stopped him close to the intersection of Georgia 53 and a local street in Floyd County. The stop occurred at about 11 p.m.

After police searched the vehicle, they reportedly found a pill bottle containing amphetamine salts along with oxycodone. Each of the three men faces charges of felony drug possession (two counts) and possessing drugs not in the containers in which they originally came (one count). The two passengers in the vehicle are 37 and 38 years of age. The 38-year-old also faces a misdemeanor drug charge of having drugs that were not in the original container, while the other passenger faces a charge of possessing objects related to drugs as well.

Those who face drug charges in Georgia may decide to go to trial, where prosecutors have to prove the formal accusations beyond a reasonable doubt before any conviction can be secured. This standard exists in an effort to prevent innocent people from being convicted of crimes they did not commit. The criminal defense will likely focus on the evidence that prosecutors plan to offer at trial in support of the criminal allegations. Defense counsel will strive for an outcome that is in the defendant's best interest while also ensuring that the client's rights are protected during all stages of the criminal proceedings.

Source: northwestgeorgianews.com, "3 face drug charges after traffic stop", Doug Walker, June 21, 2016

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