Drug charges: An incident occurred in Georgia on a recent Thursday that ultimately led to three people being arrested. Apparently, the events unfolded at a checkpoint on the road set up by local law enforcement agents. Authorities say the check station was arranged to check commercial vehicles and to screen motorists for drunk driving and other related impairments. Accusations of drug possession, including LSD, were later made against several occupants of a car.

At some point, an officer stopped a particular car on suspicion that the driver was impaired in some way. It was allegedly later determined that the person behind the wheel was acting under the influence of drugs. The officer reportedly conducted a search of the vehicle.

A narcotics unit was apparently called in to help address the situation. Authorities later announced that they had found substantial amounts of illegal drugs in the car that was searched. In fact, officials say it was the largest hallucinogen drug bust in the county’s history. The officer claims to have had probable cause to search the vehicle, an allegation that may be contested in the coming criminal court proceedings.

Three occupants in the vehicle were arrested and charged with drug charges including possession with intent to distribute narcotic substances. Among the drugs reported to have been confiscated were mushrooms, LSD, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. One of the passengers in the car is also said to have an outstanding arrest warrant from another Georgia region. Serious drug crimes carry severe penalties if convicted and may include extended prison sentences and stringent monetary fines. Anyone facing such charges is advised to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney before proceeding to court.

Source: timesfreepress.com, “Routine traffic stop in Whitfield County turns into record drug bust”, Emmett Gienapp, Aug. 13, 2016

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