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.
The Floyd County Jail has reported two individuals being remanded to custody following a drug-related arrest. Police in Floyd County, Georgia, arrested a 25-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman for alleged synthetic marijuana possession. Both of these individuals now face felony charges for possession and are currently awaiting trial.
Georgia couples may book rooms in hotels for any number of reasons. Sometimes, hotel stays provide convenience to travelers who are either taking a break amid a longer journey or are visiting family in the area and do not wish to impose on their relatives for a place to stay. Not every hotel stay is innocent, however -- at least, according to police who claim one couple was arrested for drug possession and child endangerment due to their illicit hotel activities.
When faced with a troubling situation, some people may choose to simply bury their heads in hopes that it will blow over. However, if a person faces criminal charges for drug possession or other similar crimes, this approach is likely not the best. Criminal allegations typically do not just go away, and knowing what to expect when they are addressed is important.
By now, Georgia residents are well aware that the nation as a whole is in the midst of what many experts describe as an "addiction epidemic." Addiction to drugs is now considered by many medical professionals to be a disease, and some warn that many addicts will only suffer more if they are only prosecuted criminally and not given an opportunity for medical rehabilitation. Certainly, some people charged with drug crimes may have been involved in other serious criminal activity, but statistics show that a large portion of addicts are just regular people, struggling to live with their addiction.
Both state and federal laws take a strong stance against the use and possession of illicit drugs, and Georgia readers know individuals convicted of this type of crime can face extensive time in jail. Charges related to drug crimes are serious, and they can affect a person's freedom and his or her future interests. Unfortunately, there may be some across the state who are facing these charges for a specific invalid reason -- a faulty drug test.
Many Georgia residents can relate to situations where days that start out one way wind up quite another. One man recently gained a clear understanding of what that is like when he was traveling somewhere and a police officer pulled him over in a traffic stop. The events that unfolded thereafter may change his life because he is now facing marijuana possession and trafficking charges.
Many Georgia residents are likely aware that the nation is in the grips of an opioid epidemic. With ever-increasing numbers of overdose deaths and lives ruined by addiction, law enforcement is cracking down on drug crimes. While these efforts are meant to save lives, some feel as if the paranoia leads to trumped-up charges and faulty investigations that may lead to wrongful arrests or criminal sentences.