Three individuals have been arrested in South Georgia after a drug lab was discovered in a house.
Local deputies as well as agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security searched two houses as a result of search warrants. The lab was in the process of converting liquid meth into crystal meth, which would yield about 55 pounds of drugs. All three individuals face charges of trafficking meth and manufacturing meth.
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the drug offense that the group of individuals are facing with their arrests.
Manufacturing Methamphetamine in Georgia
Methamphetamine is regulated under the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. O.C.G.A. §16-13-1(a)(1) states that the term controlled substance shall include methamphetamine.
Methamphetamine is part of the Schedule II drug in Georgia, which is included in the same category as cocaine, crack cocaine, morphine, opium, and methadone. O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30(b) states that it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, distribute, dispense, administer, sell, or possess with intent to distribute any controlled substance.
The penalty for being charged with manufacturing 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.
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