We have discussed a number of drug-related offenses on our blog, ranging from very serious charges to those which may not be as serious (such as possessing drug paraphernalia). However, charges related to the possession of unlawful substances are quite common and have upended the lives of many people in Atlanta and across all of Georgia. To make things worse, some people have had to deal with these charges even though they were innocent.
Drug Charges: In many posts on this blog, we have written about various drug-related topics, from those involving the manufacturing of drugs to distribution and possession. However, there are other charges involving drugs that people find themselves facing, such as the possession of drug paraphernalia. While some people may not think that these charges are too serious, the consequences can be very damaging in a number of ways. Whether you have been charged with possessing drug paraphernalia or are facing drug-related charges of any other kind, going over your legal options right away is vital.
People who grow marijuana plants in Georgia and in other locations around the country typically try very hard to keep their growing operations concealed. However, sometimes, the growing operations are discovered, leading to serious legal situations for those involved. Recently, an indoor marijuana operation was reportedly discovered in a Gainesville residence. Nine individuals were arrested and now face a variety of drug charges.
Law enforcement agencies at all levels often work together in Georgia and other states across the country to keep communities safe. Often, the partnerships are drug task forces or initiatives aimed at keeping drugs off neighborhood streets. When a suspected drug operation is discovered, those allegedly involved find themselves facing potential charges for drug crimes. Recently, five men were arrested following an investigation by a multi-level group.
Various law enforcement agencies routinely work together in Georgia and elsewhere around the country. This is particularly common when suspicions of drug crimes are involved. Agencies at the local level may join forces with regional, state or even federal agencies to investigate drug operations. A recent arrest was made following an investigation by the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force.
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.
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.
Businesses in Georgia have packages delivered frequently. A variety of items necessary to the operation of the business are shipped with no incident. However, according to reports, a Valdosta business recently received packages that led to several drug charges for two people.
A call to police regarding a domestic disturbance has landed a Georgia physician in deep trouble for other matters, according to media reports and records of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. The man's arrest on apparent drug charges occurred when responding police found him allegedly in possession of 81 Oxycodone pills, per the sheriff's office. The arrest raises concerns because the doctor has been working as a prominent drug abuse specialist for many years in the Atlanta area.
Any accusation involving drugs could lead to serious consequences. Penalties for a conviction of drug charges in Georgia may range from fines to time in jail. A recent arrest in Hall County has resulted in numerous charges for three people.