A North Carolina man has been accused of drug violations and other charges after he was found on the property of a convenience store with his face covered in clown makeup. Authorities say that they also found a hatchet in his book bag.
Drug crimes are not just something that happens in the heart of big cities or sprawling suburbs, even small rural communities can have robust drug trades, bringing dangerous elements to country towns just as they exist in their big-city counterparts. The widespread use of heroin, in particular, has become something of an epidemic for North Carolina, which suffered just shy of 900 heroin overdose deaths from 2010 to 2015
Approximately 20 suspects were arrested in Macon County after police carried out drug raids in the area earlier this month. Multiple law enforcement agencies from Jackson, Franklin and Macon counties -- and officers from federal and state agencies -- were involved in the operation titled "Thunderstruck." The raids were carried out in the early morning on Sept. 8.
The Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff's Office have arrested five individuals on drug-related charges at a Goldsboro motel. The arrests, which were carried out last Saturday, were the culmination of months of investigations.
A 39-year-old Raleigh man was taken into custody on drug charges at a local apartment complex last Monday. Authorities charged the man with trafficking heroin. The charges were listed as one count of heroin possession with intention to deliver or sell and one count of heroin trafficking by possession.
It's easy to search on the Internet and find specific instructions on how to set up a marijuana grow house and Raleigh residents may have very specific reasons for wanting to build such a house. Some might want to grow this highly illegal drug for their own medical or recreational purposes, while others might want to create a grow house in order to sell marijuana and make a profit.
Today, almost 6,000 people in federal prison will be released. This is part of drug law sentencing reform, and 227 of those who will be free were from North Carolina cases. In nearly 80 of those cases, the Eastern District of North Carolina was responsible for sentencing.
In the most recent national survey on drug use and health, 7.75 percent of surveyed North Carolinians reported that in the last month, they had used illicit drugs. For the purposes of the survey, prescription drug use other than for medical reasons was also included in the definition of illicit drugs.
Most people know that police can search a home or business if they have a search warrant. The process of obtaining such a warrant may not be as familiar. It all boils down to probable cause and whether the police have probable cause to get a search warrant. If a judge believes there is probable cause to search for items relating to criminal activity, then he or she will sign and issue the search warrant.