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North Carolina men arrested for drug possession

Drug addiction and its consequences are touching more families than ever with tragedy and heartache. In cities all across North Carolina, law enforcement is seeing a decline in methamphetamines and an increase in heroin. While drug addiction is not a crime, many actions that relate to drug use are criminal offenses. This may result in penalties that do little to get to the root of the problem.

One example of this may be the recent arrest of two men whom police say were in possession of illegal drugs. Media reports do not indicate how officers discovered the contraband on the two, but the 28 and 29-year-old men now face charges of possessing what officers suspected to be meth. They also apparently carried items allegedly used to induce the drug, such as straws and pipes. One of the men was also charged with marijuana possession.

The quantity of drugs was apparently not enough to warrant charges of trafficking. However, the meth in their possession led to felony charges. Both men have previous criminal records, but no recent drug charges.

A conviction for drug possession, especially for a felony count, often results in incarceration. In many cases, drug treatment has a more positive outcome, providing people with skills for coping with their addictions. While it is not always possible for someone accused of drug possession in North Carolina to receive treatment in the form of alternative sentencing, such options do exist. A skilled attorney can evaluate one's eligibility and work to achieve this option when applicable.

Source:, "Richmond County sheriff's deputies charge 2 with having meth, 1 with selling heroin", Feb. 19, 2018

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