People charged for drug possession may know that the legal system considers it a serious crime. What they may not know is how different drugs may be treated under the law, since possession of certain types of drugs here in can carry harsher sentences than others. Those facing charges for drug crimes may want to consider their available legal options to determine the best course of action. This the likely scenario for three men here in Georgia who were recently arrested on various drug possession charges.
As Georgia residents prepare for the holidays, a lot of emphasis may be placed on the importance of family. Most parents want their child to be present for special gatherings and time-honored traditions but also for ordinary days. For a new parent, bringing a baby home might be a big adjustment, and one mother learned the hard way that being accused of drug crimes can affect a child.
A Georgia drug task force has apparently been busy working on an investigation that spanned approximately four months' time. Police say they recently acted on numerous warrants that led to seven arrests. Several people are now facing drug charges in connection with the investigation.
Nearly 30 people have been arrested by the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force across a variety of counties, according to recent reports. This drug possession bust was among the largest in the state, engaging nine different law enforcement organizations including county and local police forces as well as U.S. Marshals. Those arrested will be appearing in Georgia criminal court to face their charges.
"Mama June" Shannon, a Georgia resident and star of several reality TV shows, continues to make headlines in the wake of her arrest last spring. Viewers were shocked when news outlets reported that Ms. Shannon had been arrested on several charges, including drug possession. Now trying to make some changes in her life, the reality star faces harsh criticism from friends, family and the public.
This time of year, Americans celebrate living in "the land of the free, and the home of the brave." As Independence Day celebrations kick off across the nation, Georgia residents must remain aware that freedom doesn't mean a person cannot get in trouble if law enforcement suspects a law has been broken. Especially when it comes to drug crimes, items in one's home might be used as evidence.
Recently, a father and son from Georgia found themselves in a pickle after several interactions with local law enforcement. The father is the owner of a towing company, often receiving calls to assist with disabled vehicles after a traffic accident. A vehicle search as part of an investigation turned into a legal ordeal that left the man and his adult son facing drug charges.
Three individuals accused of trying to smuggle almost 100 pounds of marijuana have been arrested, according to local police. Georgia police responded to a call at Atlanta International Airport, and are now holding all three individuals on charges including drug possession and trafficking. So far, no court date has been announced for any of the three individuals who have been so charged.
Yet another member of the hip hop community has been arrested in Georgia. The state often plays host to world-famous acts, and it is certainly not unusual for big-name rappers to be passing through. Recently, an artist by the stage name Boosie was the latest in what seems to be a string of arrests involving hip hop artists in the Peach State. He must now decide the best approach for a solid criminal defense.
A 28-year-old woman is in police custody in Floyd County after being accused of attempting to sell methamphetamine. Georgia police arrested the woman at 11 p.m. the night of March 9 after a traffic stop. She now faces charges including drug possession and intent to distribute.