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Search of Home Leads to Drug Charges for 3 in North Carolina

An investigation into the presence of drug activity can stem merely from the words of another party. Should an anonymous tip lead to the obtaining and execution of a search warrant, those who reside within may find themselves facing criminal charges. Three individuals have recently been arrested and are now facing drug charges following an incident that took place under similar circumstances in North Carolina.

According to authorities, the incident began after they received an anonymous tip concerning the possible presence of drug activity at a local residence. Upon arriving at the location, they claim to have caught the scent of marijuana emanating from the home, and proceeded to obtain and execute a search warrant. During the search, police allegedly uncovered the presence of 3 grams of marijuana and 13 grams of cocaine, along with a stolen firearm and drug paraphernalia.

Two men were present at the residence and were arrested shortly after the search, and authorities are looking for a third party who is accused of being involved in the alleged operation. Both men are facing numerous charges in relation to the incident, including possession with intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine. Drug charges of this nature carry serious penalties if a conviction is obtained, potentially including a lengthy prison term and a substantial amount in monetary fines.

When facing drug charges of this nature, it is generally advisable to seek guidance as soon as the charges are filed or an arrest is made. Those who face similar circumstances could speak with an attorney for assistance in forming a strong defense. If a conviction cannot be avoided, an attorney in North Carolina can assist a client in pursuing a lesser sentence during subsequent legal proceedings.

Source: fayobserver.com, "Crimestoppers tip leads to drug arrests", Beth Hutson, Jan. 2, 2018

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