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Three Arrested at Movie Set in Forsyth County

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Forsyth County, three people were arrested on the set of a movie being filmed.

The arrests happened after people called police. There were reports about a suspicious vehicle that possibly contained large amounts of drugs in the back parking lot. The movie set was at a local high school.

The three unidentified individuals were detained while police searched the car. The K-9 unit found large amounts of methamphetamine in the vehicle. The investigation is still ongoing and police warn that more arrests may result from the incident.

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the law behind trafficking methamphetamine in the state of Georgia as it is the offense that is charged when a person is arrested for having a large quantity of methamphetamine.

Trafficking Methamphetamine in Georgia

The Georgia Code defines trafficking methamphetamine in Georgia as:

When a person sells, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is in possession of 28 grams or more of methamphetamine or amphetamine. O.C.G.A. §16-13-31.

A conviction for trafficking methamphetamine in Georgia has serious consequences. The penalty is based on the amount of methamphetamine that is seized. The delineations are as follows:

  • 28 to 200 grams of methamphetamine - ten years in prison and a $200,000 fine
  • 200 to 400 grams of methamphetamine - fifteen years in prison and a $350,000 fine
  • 400 grams of methamphetamine or more - twenty-five years in prison and a $1 million fine

A trafficking conviction is classified as a felony conviction.. And as I've mentioned in all situations involving felonies - felony punishments in Georgia should never be taken lightly. The consequences of a felony conviction are life-altering.

Practice Note

Drug Offenses in Georgia are very serious criminal offenses. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug crime, contact a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney today. We can help you with your case.

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He exclusively handles DUI Cases. As a former DUI Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. You only have 30 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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