Dawsonville, Ga. - A local Dawsonville woman has been arrested after she has been accused of distributing methamphetamine to inmates at the Lumpkin County Jail.
According to reports, she would make drops at different locations along the route of their work detail schedule. She has been arrested on charges of:
- Distribution of Methamphetamine
- Possession of Methamphetamine
- Crossing the Guard Lines with a Dangerous Drug
- Possession of a Drug Related Object
- Criminal Street Gang Activity
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, I will focus on the crime of methamphetamine distribution in today's post.
Methamphetamine Distribution in Georgia
Methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II drug in Georgia. The unlawful distribution of Schedule II drug in Georgia is defined in O.C.G.A. § 16-13-43(a) as:
It is unlawful for any person:
- Who is a registrant to distribute a controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II.
A person convicted of O.C.G.A. § 16-13-43 will be guilty of a felony and will face up to eight years in prison, a maximum fine of $55,000, or both. Having a felony conviction on your record can also make it difficult to obtain housing, employment, or receive credit.
However, all drug possession cases will result in a mandatory suspension of your driver's license. If this is the first offense, then the suspension will last for a minimum of six months. If this is the second offense, the penalty is one-year suspension and a third or subsequent offense results in a minimum two-year suspension.
If you or a loved one has been arrested on a drug charge or any other serious criminal offense, call our offices now. We can help you today.