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Georgia Police Department Employee Arrested for Meth Possession

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Cobb County, a police department employee was arrested at her office this past week after two children from methamphetamine in her purse.

So far these are the only details that have been released but it has been confirmed that she has been arrested and the department is conducting its own internal investigation.

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will expand upon the laws governing the offense of possession of methamphetamine in today's post.

Possession of Methamphetamine in Georgia

Methamphetamine is part of the Schedule II drug/controlled substances in Georgia, which also includes crack cocaine, morphine, opium, and methadone. Possession of Methamphetamine in Georgia is outlined in O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30(a) which states it is unlawful for any person to purchase, possess, or have under his or her control any controlled substance.

The penalty for being charged with possession of methamphetamine is a prison term of five to thirty years. The crime will be charged as a felony. However, a second or subsequent offense will face a penalty of prison for ten to forty years or possibly life in prison. 

Moreover, 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.

Practice Note

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug offense in the state of Georgia, call our offices now.

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