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Firefighter Accused of Felony Drug Charges in North Carolina

Being accused of involvement in drug-related activity can be a stressful and intimidating process. Allegations alone could cause a significant amount of harm to a person's reputation within the community, and a conviction for drug charges could have a substantial impact on various areas of one's life. A firefighter in North Carolina has recently been placed on suspension after he was arrested and accused of drug crimes.

According to authorities, the incident began when the man allegedly attempted to obtain oxycodone from a pharmacy with the use of a fake prescription. After initiating an investigation into the matter, a warrant was issued for his arrest. Authorities claim that after learning about the warrant, the man surrendered of his own volition on a recent Monday.

According to reports, the man stands accused of felony charges of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, along with allegations of trafficking opium and heroin. No information was provided as to how authorities came to suspect his involvement in drug-related activity. He has already been suspended from employment pending further investigation, and he may be preparing for what comes next by focusing on his defense.

Those who are accused of drug charges of this nature may wish to safeguard their futures against undesirable consequences, but the process can be complex. When confronted with a similar situation, a person may benefit from speaking with a defense attorney for guidance on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can evaluate the charges and evidence against a client in North Carolina and assist in pursuing the best outcome possible during court proceedings.

Source: wncn.com, "Raleigh firefighter suspended following drug charges", Dec. 20, 2017

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