Many illegal drugs can be highly detrimental to the health of users. However, illegal drugs can also be harmful to those who sell the drugs as well. Those who are arrested on drug charges can face serious penalties, including significant time behind bars. This is what two men are now facing after being arrested on drug crimes in Georgia.
The arrest happened one afternoon in early September after law enforcement seized over 10 pounds of methamphetamine. The seized illegal drug stash is estimated to be worth approximately $450,000. The two men were arrested around 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a shopping center. Apparently, investigators had the two men under surveillance, which enabled them to determine the two suspects would be at that specific location at that particular time.
One of the men had attempted to run away; however, he was caught by authorities after a short chase. The man was apparently barefoot as he was running away from authorities through the parking lot. The chase resulted in the 49-year-old suspect being charged with attempting to run away from officers in additional to various drug and firearm charges. Both men were charged with trafficking methamphetamine.
When one is arrested on drug trafficking charges or any other drug charges, such as in this case in Georgia, the suspect will always be assumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. Therefore, it will be the burden of the prosecution to prove guilt rather than the burden of the defendant to prove innocence. This allows the defendant significant legal room to mount a defense in court even when evidence is stacked against the defendant.
Source: jacksonville.com, “Glynn, Brunswick drug agents seize more than 10 pounds of meth, arrest 2”, Terry Dickson, Sept. 2 ,2015
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