The Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad of Cherokee County searched a motel room in Woodstock and discovered 15 grams of heroin, 5.1 grams of methamphetamine, 75 Xanax tablets, 38 hydrocodone tablets and 5 buprenorphine tablets.
After testing, the results showed that the heroin was laced with high amounts of fentanyl. Fentanyl is one of the most potent opiates and is stronger than both morphine and heroin. The drug has been associated with thousands of overdoses in the country this year.
Three different people were arrested in connection with the drugs found in the Woodstock motel room. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline one of the offenses in today's post.
Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute In Georgia
Drugs, legally referred to as controlled substances, are categorized and controlled by the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. The controlled substances are ranked in different schedules from what is considered most addictive and dangerous to least.
Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance in Georgia. Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law as:
“It is unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, distribute, dispense, administer, sell, or possess with intent to distribute any controlled substance.” O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30.
The penalty for being convicted of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance in Georgia is a prison term of five to thirty years and is classified as a felony.
However, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of any of the following places has a different set of consequences. These places include:
- School grounds,
- Housing projects,
- Or drug-free zones.
In any of the above situations, the penalty will be a felony punishable by up to twenty years in prison and/or a fine up to $20,000 for the first offense.
Drug Offenses in Georgia are taken very seriously. If you or a loved one has been arrested in Georgia, contact our offices today. A Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney can investigate your case and determine what the best course of action is for you. Contact us today.