The law can be harsh for those convicted of drug crimes. Recently, arrests were made following a six month long sting operation that purportedly focused on cracking down on drugs sold to minors. It was reported that 21 people will be facing drug charges in Georgia.
The sheriff’s office in Bulloch County had apparently been receiving calls from school officials regarding suspected drug dealing activities in and around the Georgia town of Portal. Community leaders and ordinary citizens are said to have made calls to the local authorities regarding their concerns. These calls prompted authorities to initiate an investigation. The sting operation eventually culminated in deputies serving multiple search and arrest warrants in various locations.
Over the course of six months, investigators say they purchased various types of drugs from a number of suspects. The drugs reportedly included cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills. Law enforcement officials served five warrants targeted at multiple suspects who were wanted on various drug charges. Multiple vehicles and other items were apparently seized as tools used for the illegal sale and distribution of drugs.
The 21 defendants will now be facing potentially serious consequences following the drug sting operation and their arrests. This can include significant time behind bars if a defendant is convicted of the drug charges in Georgia. However, the consequences can only accrue if prosecutors actually prove the charges in court by evidence that meets the exacting requirements of the criminal justice system. Each defendant has a separate right to fair and impartial proceedings, including the guarantee of the presumption of innocence before the court.
Source: wjcl.com, “Bulloch County deputies arrest 21 on drug charges and more”, July 23, 2015
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