NFL Player Charged with Possessing 157 Pounds of Marijuana

Greg Robinson was the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. How quickly life can change!

On Wednesday, Robinson was riding with his former Auburn teammate, Jaquan Bray, and another unidentified passenger, when they were stopped after a drug-sniffing dog detected the odor of marijuana coming their vehicle. After a search was conducted, federal agents found 157 pounds of marijuana.
As a result, Robinson and Bray have both been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell.

According to the criminal complaint, the unidentified passenger “showed agents cellphone texts that showed Robinson had offered to pay the passenger to claim ownership of the marijuana.  The texts showed the passenger refused and would not have made the trip if aware of the drugs in the vehicle. The person was not charged.”

Robinson faces up to 20 years in federal prison, and he is currently being detained in a Texas jail.

Like Robinson, people all across this country are being charged with drug offenses including possession with intent to sell.

North Carolina drug charges, such as possession of marijuana, can have serious penalties and consequences. If you are charged in Winston-Salem with  a North Carolina drug crime such as misdemeanor possession of marijuana, felony possession of marijuana,  possession with intent to sell or deliver (PWISD marijuana), or trafficking in marijuana in Forsyth County or one of the surrounding counties, you need to speak with a Forsyth County criminal defense attorney.

Please call our office at (336) 725-6559 for a free consultation with an experienced Winston-Salem criminal defense attorney with knowledge about drug charges to review your case and to discuss your options.

CANADA HAS LEGALIZED MARIJUANA. NORTH CAROLINA? NOT YET

The debate about the legalization of marijuana remains one of of the most polarizing issues affecting the criminal justice system. Based upon legislation that went into effect earlier this week, marijuana is officially legal in Canada with some restrictions. Marijuana is also legal in America in some states, but North Carolina is not one of them.

In North Carolina, the felony of possession of marijuana is a class I felony with a maximum possible sentence of 24 months in prison. Possession more than 1/2 ounce up to 1 1/2 ounces of marijuana is a class 1 misdemeanor, with a maximum sentence of 120 days in jail. Possession of marijuana less than 1/2 ounce is class 3 misdemeanor with a maximum punishment of 20 days in jail.

North Carolina drug charges, such as possession of marijuana, have serious penalties and consequences.  If you are charged in Winston-Salem with  a North Carolina drug crime such as misdemeanor possession of marijuana, felony possession of marijuana,  (PWISD marijuana), or trafficking in marijuana in Forsyth County or one of the surrounding counties, you need to speak with a Forsyth County criminal defense attorney.  Please call our office at (336) 725-6559 for a free consultation with an experienced Winston-Salem criminal defense attorney with knowledge about drug charges to review your case and to discuss your options.