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3 face drug charges following discovery of marijuana plants

A Governor's Task Force on Drug Suppression in the state of Georgia recently gathered information on the manufacture and cultivation of marijuana. The goal of the task force, which was assisted by several local agencies, is to eliminate domestic marijuana in the state. As a result of the operation, three areas where marijuana was being grown were identified in Rabun and Habersham Counties. Three Georgia men face drug charges in conjunction with the discovery.

The Rabun County Sheriff's Office, the Habersham County Sheriff's Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office worked with the task force on the arrests. A 38-year-old man was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime after marijuana was allegedly discovered growing inside and outside his residence. The man is wanted for the charges after he reportedly fled from his home.

Officials purportedly also discovered marijuana plants at the home of a 26-year-old Clarkesville man. He was arrested for manufacturing marijuana in Habersham County, then transported to a detention center. In Rabun County, a 57-year-old man was arrested for manufacturing marijuana when police found plants at his home. He was taken to the Rabun County Detention Center. The marijuana seized by the task force was valued at $53,000.

Anyone facing drug charges in Georgia has the right to defend themselves. While penalties for the charges range from fines to time in prison, an accusation should not be taken lightly. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help clients build the best defense possible. A knowledgeable lawyer will work toward minimizing any negative outcome in a client's life.

Source: gilmer.fetchyournews.com, "Marijuana Bust in Habersham & Rabun Counties", July 27, 2017

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