Drugs can cause all types of serious problems for an individual. Along with health dangers, possession of illegal drugs can also result in significant legal problems. Three individuals were recently arrested on drug charges in Floyd County.
The three were arrested on Georgia criminal charges related to methamphetamine. A 25-year-old male has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. The man, apparently wanted on a fugitive warrant as well, was also charged with distribution and sale of marijuana. Various other criminal charges were also levied against him, according to police reports.
A 22-year-old woman faces charges of possession of methamphetamine as well as purchase, possession, sale and distribution of marijuana. The third person arrested, a 54-year-old man, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine as well as a misdemeanor for use and possession of objects related to illegal drugs. He and the accused woman were eventually released on bail. The man with the fugitive warrant is currently being held without bond.
The three individuals will have to respond to the drug charges in a Georgia criminal courtroom. While all were arrested, the charges must be proved against each individual separately. A formal accusation does not constitute guilt, and no conviction is possible unless a criminal charge is proved by evidence that is found to be beyond a reasonable doubt. That standard is intentionally set at a high level in order to prevent the wrongful conviction of an innocent person. Each defendant, alongside his or her defense counsel, is fully entitled to contest the charges and seek the best possible result given the underlying facts and circumstances.
Source: northwestgeorgianews.com, “Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Taskforce charge three with possession of meth”, Blake Doss, Oct. 18, 2015
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