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Man, woman face drug charges following search

Being arrested for possession of drugs in Georgia is a serious matter. If convicted, the consequences could range from monetary fines to extensive time in jail. A man and a woman face drug charges following a recent search at a Walker County house, according to police reports.

Agents from Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force report that a warrant had been obtained to search a house on Burnt Mill Lane.  Following the search, officers allegedly found three 1-ounce bags of cocaine and two crack-cocaine cookies. In addition, a substantial amount of marijuana and 18 Oxycodone pills were supposedly found.

On the day the warrant was served at the house, a 28-year-old man was arrested by the task force. Five days after the search, a 37-year-old woman was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. She was also charged with possession of marijuana and trafficking cocaine.

The woman apparently turned herself in at the Walker County Jail. She is being held at the jail without bond, according to reports. The Walker County property appraiser website indicates that neither the man nor the woman were the owner of the house where the search occurred.

Anyone facing similar drug charges has the right to a defense in court. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help a client evaluate the situation and develop a rigorous defense. A Georgia attorney can determine if warrants were obtained properly and searches were conducted legally. A strong defense team will work toward minimizing the negative impact of drug charges on the client's life.

Source: timesfreepress.com, "Second suspect arrested in North Georgia narcotics investigation", June 26, 2017

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