Georgia authorities recently arrested a man for allegedly selling drug-laced brownies outside of a Walmart. The individual charged with these drug crimes was a 19-year-old aspiring entrepreneur at the time of his arrest. Many of his friends have banded together and begun raising money through an online fundraising campaign in an effort to raise money for his defense.
Allegedly, the defendant posted pictures of the “pot brownies” on Instagram before attempting to sell them. The edibles were then supposedly sold to undercover officers on two separate occasions during what they have referred to as an undercover sting operation. The first time the treats were allegedly sold to officers was in October of last year, and then again in December.
The defendant now faces a total of five felony charges. They include two counts of violating the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, alleging that he possessed tetrahydrocannabinol and intended to distribute it. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the active ingredient in marijuana. He is charged with the illegal use of a communication facility.
Opinions on marijuana can vary greatly from person to person, especially because it can be legally obtained in some states and not in others. Georgia residents who have been accused of drug crimes could benefit from speaking with a lawyer in their area. An attorney may be able to help a client to use the available information to build a strong defense. In some circumstances, it is possible to challenge the formal accusations successfully, resulting in dismissal or reduced charges. In other instances, it may be possible to negotiate a beneficial plea agreement with prosecutors in exchange for favorable sentencing considerations from the court.
Source: whio.com, “Georgia man indicted on charges he sold pot brownies at Walmart”, Ellen Eldridge, March 9, 2018