Three men in Georgia are facing serious penalties after being arrested in Meriwether County during an undercover narcotics investigation. According to the news from Mar. 11, these three were arrested after the investigation proved that there were sales and distributions of narcotics taking place in the state.
Several agencies used a search warrant to enter and search a property in Gay, Georgia, in late February, and this sting resulted in three people being arrested. Law enforcement officers reported confiscating around $500,000 worth of narcotics as well. That included crack cocaine, Ecstasy, heroin, Oxycodone, marijuana, powder cocaine and methamphetamine. Three firearms were also taken from the scene.
The men arrested included a 28-year-old man, a 55-year-old man and a 33-year-old man. Each faces several felony charges for trafficking these illegal narcotics.
This case is a good example of why it's a bad idea to deal in illicit drugs. Even if you received certain drugs through prescriptions, giving them to others would be illegal. Illegal drug transactions are federal offenses, which means that a conviction often leads to at least one-year imprisonment.
If you are charged with a federal drug charge, make sure you stand up for yourself. Develop a solid defense and work with your attorney to find the best ways to protect your interests. With the right help and preparation, it's easier to receive reduced penalties and to seek a plea deal if you have no other options. Your attorney can talk to you more about the possibilities in your case, since every case has its own factors to consider.