Latrice Patton and Brenda Craver were arrested in Cobb County for allegedly having and selling crystal meth near an elementary school last week. According to reports, nearby neighbors called police after they spotted a suspicious looking truck idling at the corner. All of this took place within 600 feet of the school.
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, I will outline methamphetamine offenses in today's post.
Selling Methamphetamine in Georgia
Methamphetamine is part of the Schedule II drug/controlled substances in Georgia, which also include cocaine, crack cocaine, morphine, opium, and methadone. Selling methamphetamine in Georgia is defined in O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30(b) by stating that:
It is unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, distribute, dispense, administer, sell, or possess with intent to distribute any controlled substance.
Selling methamphetamine is classified as a felony in Georgia. Felony Punishments in Georgia are severe.
The penalty for being charged with selling methamphetamine is a prison term of five to thirty years. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the penalty would be a prison term of ten to forty years or there is also a possibility of a life
If found with over 28 grams of methamphetamine, then the accused will be charged with trafficking methamphetamine in Georgia - which has even more severe penalties associated with conviction.
Drug Offenses in Georgia are taken very seriously - from possession to trafficking - from Schedule I to Schedule V controlled substances.
A Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer can help you with your case today. If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact our offices now.