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5 facing drug charges following traffic stop in North Carolina

Five individuals have been arrested and accused of trafficking heroin following a recent traffic stop in North Carolina. Drug charges of this nature carry severe penalties, and a conviction could leave a person facing a lengthy prison term. Those who face similar charges may wish to protect their futures and avoid such potentially devastating consequences, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance in the process.

According to police, the incident begin with a tip from an unidentified source about a vehicle that was transporting illegal narcotics. Upon locating the vehicle, authorities initiated a traffic stop after allegedly witnessing a moving violation. Police then proceeded to initiate a search of the vehicle, which they say unearthed the presence of over 14,000 baggies of heroin, along with more than 100 grams of raw heroin.

Next steps after an arrest for domestic violence

Domestic violence arrests take place every day in the Charlotte, North Carolina, community and surrounding areas. There is no typical offender, and this type of arrest can touch families from all walks of life, including those who are middle to upper-middle class and affluent. While the causes are many and resolving the issue with treatment and prevention are important factors, if police arrest you on charges of domestic violence, your first concern is most likely regarding what you need to do next.

The criminal justice system is complex, and the laws on domestic violence in North Carolina are not easy for a layperson to understand or interpret. There are a few crucial next steps to take following a domestic violence arrest. 

Accident in inclement weather leads to drunk driving charges

Operating a motor vehicle during inclement weather can be dangerous. Should an accident occur under similar circumstances, police may still choose to initiate an investigation into the incident, which in some cases may lead to suspicions of the presence of wrong-doing. A 43-year-old man has recently been accused of drunk driving after colliding with a utility pole during a storm in North Carolina.

Authorities say the accident took place during a recent heavy rainstorm, when a vehicle crashed into a utility pole. Upon speaking with the driver, an officer asserts the man was exhibiting signs of intoxication, such as slurred speech. They proceeded to search the vehicle, which allegedly uncovered the presence of four empty bottles of vanilla extract. Authorities say that, according to the label, the contents contained 35 percent alcohol.

2 facing felony drug charges following recent investigation

There are a multitude of scenarios in which an individual could be accused of a crime. Should law enforcement agents suspect the presence of drug activity, an investigation may ensue, and the search of a residence could lead to criminal charges. Two men have been arrested and are facing numerous drug charges following a recent investigation in North Carolina.

According to authorities, the investigation began when they received information about the potential presence of drug activity at two separate locations in the area. After placing both under surveillance, they claim that the individuals who reside within were involved in a traffic stop for a speeding violation. During the stop, an officer asserts that the driver was exhibiting suspicious behavior, and that he gave consent to search the vehicle.

Collision results in drunk driving charges for North Carolina man

Driving under the influence of alcohol carries serious penalties if a conviction is obtained. Should an accident occur, especially one leading to injuries, the consequences may only increase in severity, potentially leaving an accused individual uncertain how best to proceed. A 28-year-old man has recently been arrested and accused of drunk driving following a recent accident in North Carolina.

According to authorities, the incident occurred around 8 p.m. when a vehicle suddenly crossed into an oncoming lane of traffic. They claim this resulted in a near head-on collision with another vehicle that was carrying four individuals. All four individuals in the other car were taken to the hospital for treatment, and although the driver reportedly suffered broken bones in the incident, the three teenage passengers suffered only minor injuries.

1 facing multiple drug charges following recent investigation

Being the subject of an ongoing investigation can be a stressful and daunting process. Individuals who are accused of crimes under similar circumstances may wish to protect their future, but they may be uncertain where to turn for guidance. A 35-year-old man has recently been arrested and is facing multiple drug charges after a recent investigation into an alleged drug operation in North Carolina.

During the investigation, authorities claim to have purchased heroin-laced fentanyl on several occasions while undercover. They assert that the drug was lethal, and that due to the undercover purchases, the man was suspected of being a major source of its supply. This reportedly led authorities to initiate a traffic stop upon locating his vehicle, which allegedly led to a pursuit.

Collision involving motorcycle leads to drunk driving charges

Being accused of driving while intoxicated can be a stressful and challenging process. The penalties for a conviction for drunk driving are serious, and become more severe with the presence of a collision involving serious injuries. A 35-year-old man is facing numerous charges following a recent collision in North Carolina in which two individuals reportedly suffered injuries.

The incident is said to have taken place on a recent Sunday, when the man allegedly crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a motorcycle head-on. Both riders were rushed to the hospital soon thereafter, before being airlifted to another facility for further treatment of injuries. Upon investigating the matter, police advised that speed was not a contributing factor, but the man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

1 facing numerous drug charges after falling asleep in vehicle

There are a multitude of circumstances that can cause an individual to experience driver fatigue, such as long work hours or a medical condition. Should authorities be notified of a driver who is asleep at the wheel, they may wish to further investigate the situation, which could lead to criminal charges if they suspect the presence of wrongdoing. A North Carolina man has been arrested following a recent traffic stop, and is facing numerous drug charges after police initiated a search of his vehicle.

Police claim to have received reports of a possible drunk driver early on a recent Friday morning. Upon arriving at the scene, they say a man was asleep behind the wheel of the vehicle in the wrong lane of traffic. The vehicle was reportedly still in drive, and after waking up, the driver removed his foot from the brakes and nearly avoided colliding with a nearby tree.

Factors that may affect driving privileges in North Carolina

Driving in any state is a privilege, and it is one that law enforcement may take away depending upon the circumstances. Receiving a DWI charge or an accusation of other traffic violations may put you in that boat.

Should you face such charges, it is important that you understand what is ahead. A few different factors may affect your driving privileges in North Carolina.

Late-night collision leads to drunk driving charges for 1

Being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol can be a stressful and intimidating process. The penalties for a DUI conviction are serious and only increase in severity if an accident occurs, perhaps especially one that ends in death. A man has recently been accused of drunk driving following a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in North Carolina.

According to reports, a woman was walking alongside a road just after 11 p.m. on a recent Saturday when she was struck from behind by a vehicle. Police claim the driver called in to report that he might have hit a pedestrian. Upon arrival, emergency responders pronounced the woman dead at the scene, and the man was arrested and faces charges for driving under the influence and felony death by vehicle.

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