3 charged with drug-related crimes in North Carolina
According to reports, three North Carolina residents were taken into police custody on drug-related charges. Two men and one woman were accused after several drug task forces conducted two different investigations in Bladen County.
The task forces reportedly executed a search warrant at a residence located in Clarkton. The authorities allegedly seized a number of drugs and drug-related items including 4.5 grams of crack cocaine, four bundles of heroin and digital scales. Additionally, they allegedly seized $1,540 and a handgun.
The 42-year-old man who reportedly lived at the residence was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, manufacturing cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A 49-year-old woman was charged with manufacturing cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances. The woman was released from jail after posting $25,000 secured bond, and the man remained in jail under a $150,000 secured bond.
The third man, age 45, was reportedly convicted following a three-month prescription pill investigation. He was charged with two counts of trafficking by sell of opium, two counts of trafficking by possession of opium and two counts of trafficking by deliver of opium.
Those who are accused of drug possession may be facing serious consequences if they are convicted. These consequences may include a lengthy jail sentence and probation. Depending upon the specific circumstances of the case, an attorney may be able to help their client either fight the charges or negotiate a plea deal. For example, if there is evidence that the officers executed an illegal search warrant, the attorney may be able to have the evidence thrown out in court. Otherwise, the attorney may be able to negotiate the with the prosecution in order to reduce the severity of the charges or consequences.