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Prescription drug charges land 4 people in jail

Facing charges for any criminal offense can be one of the most challenging and frightening times in one's life. Those in Georgia who are facing these unfortunate circumstances can take some comfort, however, that a charge for any crime, including drug possession, is still far from a conviction. It is the responsibility of the prosecution to prove these individuals are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, as they are always presumed innocent in the eyes of the law unless and until that actually occurs. A recent drug bust in Cherokee County now has four individuals facing serious prescription drug charges.

Multiple arrests made for drug crimes

Drugs are a major concern for law enforcement in every state. There are several illegal substances that many people think about when drugs are mentioned in conversation. Some of these drugs include marijuana, heroin or cocaine, but prescription drugs are also being used more and more for recreational purposes. Georgia authorities recently arrested eight people for drug crimes, specifically crimes involving opioid painkillers. 

Prescription drug crimes alleged against two women

Thousands of individuals across the nation take prescription drugs every day for a wide variety of reasons. Many of these drugs can be highly addictive and are therefore more carefully monitored. Two women in Georgia have recently been accused of drug crimes related to prescription drugs. They have been accused of stealing the drugs from the clinics where they work.

Prescription drug charges may be more of a symptom than a problem

When it comes to issues of possession of legal pharmaceuticals, an arrest is often a symptom of a much larger problem. Many Georgia residents who are in possession of prescription drugs are no longer taking them for the purpose for which they were prescribed. In fact, the drugs may not even be for that individual. By the time he or she faces prescription drug charges, that person could be in crisis.

Should prescription drug charges always lead to jail time?

Georgia takes crimes involving controlled substances seriously. You could even face prescription drug charges if you are found with too many of them. The question is, however, whether you should face criminal penalties such as jail time and fines or should you be given the opportunity to seek help with an addiction?

College students may face prescription drug charges

Whether a student likes to party or focuses on studying, attending one of Georgia's colleges or universities come with certain stressors. College students may not think twice about taking something to help them study, help them sleep or just for recreation. However, it could land them in trouble with the law and facing prescription drug charges.

Prescription drug charges could jeopardize your college career

Most Georgia college students would agree that college can be tough. The stress of taking tests, studying and socializing can be overwhelming. You may get desperate enough to buy prescription medications to help you stay awake, concentrate or relax and escape for a while. Somehow, you got onto the radar of law enforcement officials. Now, you find yourself having to tell your parents that you were arrested on prescription drug charges.

Are there such things as prescription drug crimes?

Yes. When a Georgia resident uses a medication intended to treat an injury or illness, especially a narcotic such as an opiod, he or she is cautioned only to take the medication in accordance with the instructions on the bottle and in any information provided when received. In addition, most people have heard at one time or another that they should never share their medications with others. These are more than just cautionary tales since an individual's actions and use of prescription medications could fall under prescription drug crimes.

Sting operation causes charges for drug crimes against jailer

Once released, some of the inmates who spend time in Georgia's jails and prisons might remain in contact with other inmates or even their jailers. Sometimes, those relationships turn sour when the former inmate accuses a jailer of drug crimes. This recently happened to a former jailer who now faces charges after a drug sting.

A marijuana charge can keep your child out of college

The cost of college has risen substantially over the last few decades. Unless your family has been saving for years or is particularly affluent, chances are that your teenage child will need some student loans or other forms of student aid to pay for college. If your child is facing a marijuana possession charge, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible, and not just a public defender. Your child's future and hopes of a college education may very well depend on the quality of representation you are able to obtain. With a conviction, chances for federal student aid all but disappear.

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