The owner of a towing company in Georgia as well as his son are facing charges of drug possession after investigators found narcotics in their home in Cherokee County.
According to reports, father, Frank Ingram, and son, Chase Ingram, were arrested on the following charges:
- Possession of Methamphetamine in Georgia
- Possession of Marijuana in Georgia
- Possession of Cocaine in Georgia
- Possession of Drug Related Objects in Georgia
Both the father and son were booked into the county jail and have since then been released on bonds.
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I frequently outline the laws behind drug offenses in Georgia. The state of Georgia takes narcotics very seriously from possession to trafficking, and all offenses in between. In today's post, I will outline the offense of possession of drug related objects as both the father and son in this case are facing this offense.
Possession of Drug Related Objects in Georgia
Possession of Drug Related Objects in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A. §16-13-32 as:
It shall be unlawful for any person to use, or possess with the intent to use, any object or materials of any kind for the purpose of planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body marijuana or a controlled substance.
By law, a drug related object is defined as any instrument, device, or object which is designed or marketed as useful primarily for one or more of the following purposes:
- To inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce marijuana or a controlled substance into the human body;
- To enhance the effect of marijuana or a controlled substance on the human body;
- To test the strength, effectiveness, or purity of marijuana or a controlled substance;
- To process or prepare marijuana or a controlled substance for introduction into the human body;
- To conceal any quantity of marijuana or a controlled substance; or
- To contain or hold marijuana or a controlled substance while it is being introduced into the human body.
Any person or corporation convicted of possession of drug related objects in Georgia will be guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the crime will be elevated to a felony. The punishment will be one to five years in prison and a fine ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
Just as with any other type of crime in Georgia - there are Georgia Criminal Defenses that may apply if a person has been improperly or wrongfully accused. These defenses can lead to a complete dismissal of charges or a mitigation of the consequences faced as a result of charges.
If you or a loved one has been arrested in the state of Georgia, contact our offices today. A Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney can help you with your case now. We understand the different sides to criminal law in Georgia. We can help determine which course of action is the best course for you and your case.