A Man Arrested For Methamphetamine Trafficking

Methamphetamine Trafficking

A Man Arrested For Methamphetamine Trafficking

New Hanover County Man Detained for Suspected Methamphetamine Trafficking

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – A man from New Hanover County was detained by the Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 16, 2024, due to allegations of methamphetamine trafficking. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office stated that a patrol unit happened to stop a passenger vehicle with a suspect license plate heading east on I-40 around 9 PM. According to officials, the individual was reportedly driving without a valid driver’s license. Subsequently, the Sheriff’s K-9 unit was summoned to carry out an extensive search of the vehicle. Allegedly, this search led to the discovery of a substantial amount of methamphetamine estimated at about 1,000 grams.

The person has since been charged and is currently being held at the New Hanover County Detention Facility, with a secured bond of $500,000.

Understanding Methamphetamine Trafficking Charges in North Carolina

In North Carolina, methamphetamine trafficking can carry severe punishments. If a person is convicted of trafficking a significant quantity—specifically 400 grams or more of methamphetamine, as in the case above—the individual could be facing a lengthy imprisonment term ranging from 225 to 279 months or more.

The quantity of narcotics involved in suspected drug trafficking cases is generally a key factor. Even if said substances were intended for personal use, an exceptionally large amount could escalate the charge to drug trafficking. The way the drugs are packaged could similarly suggest an intent to distribute, leading to similar legal ramifications.

Although the accused individual currently faces methamphetamine trafficking charges based on discovered allegations, it is crucial to note that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. This will involve a thorough examination of evidence, an opportunity for the accused to present their own evidence, and to be represented and defended by competent counsel.

Facing these intimidating drug charges requires the assistance of a proficient drug charges attorney. Penalties for drug crimes can be severe, including long-term imprisonment, forfeiture of assets, and substantial fines. With over twenty years of experience in handling drug-related cases, Patrick Roberts Law, PLLC, can provide a robust defense.

Attorney Patrick Roberts Successfully* Reduces Drug Trafficking Sentence by 30-51 Months

United States vs. ‘Confidential Client’ –  Attorney Roberts helped the client by reducing the amount of drugs attributed to them by the government, which led to a significant reduction in the recommended sentence length. He challenged the initially proposed amount of 6,750 Oxycodone pills through legal and factual objections. Eventually, the government agreed to reduce this amount to 3,350 pills, slashing the client’s recommended sentence from 87-108 months to 57-71 months.

Furthermore, Mr. Roberts filed a motion for a downward variance and downward departure. This led to the court imposing a much lower sentence of 57 months. Therefore, effectively, the intervention led to the client’s sentence reduction from the initial recommendation of 87-108 months to 57 months, a drop of 30 to 51 months.

Whether you or someone you know is dealing with drug trafficking or possession charges, we recommend consulting Attorney Patrick Roberts, a proficient drug charges lawyer. He will inform you of your rights and guide you through the necessary steps to help your case. His experience in handling a wide range of drug-related cases allows him to navigate the complexities of the legal system, defend the accused against the charges and where necessary, negotiate penalties. Seeking the advice of a good lawyer for drug charges, such as Attorney Patrick Roberts, will enable you to deal with this challenging situation effectively. Call 919-341-1433 for a free consultation. Same day appointments are also available for your convenience.

*Disclaimer: Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Attorney Roberts works hard to assess each case individually. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcome.


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