Drug Trafficking Arrests Include Current and Former UNC and Duke students

Last week, students from UNC and Duke were among 21 people who were arrested for allegedly running a large drug trafficking operation.  The operation included the sale of thousands of pounds of marijuana, cocaine and other drugs.

Prosecutors allege that between 2017 and 2020, drugs with a value of more than $1.5 million were shipped by mail from California and ultimately distributed in North Carolina.

Some of the most serious offenses carry sentences of 10 years up to life in prison.

North Carolina drug charges, such as possession of marijuana, PWISD marjuana, and trafficking 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 over 20 years of experience and knowledge about drug charges.  We are ready to review your case and to discuss your options and possible defenses.

 

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.