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Woman in Gainesville Facing Methamphetamine Trafficking Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hall County Courthouse

Gainesville, Ga. - Authorities in Hall County have arrested a local woman after seizing over 380 grams of methamphetamine from her residence in Gainesville.

A joint investigation between the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad and the Gainesville Police Department led to a search warrant being executed on the woman's home this past week. They have estimated that the street value of the seized narcotics is around $40,000.

The woman is facing various felonies but the most serious is trafficking methamphetamine. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of trafficking methamphetamine in today's post.

Trafficking Methamphetamine in Georgia

Trafficking Methamphetamine in Georgia is defined in the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A. §16-13-31 (e) as:

Any person who knowingly sells, delivers, or brings into this state or has possession of 28 grams or more of methamphetamine, amphetamine, or any mixture containing either methamphetamine or amphetamine, as described in Schedule II, in violation of this article commits the felony offense of trafficking in methamphetamine or amphetamine and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as follows:

(1) If the quantity of methamphetamine, amphetamine, or a mixture containing either substance involved is 28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, the person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten years and shall pay a fine of $200,000.00;

(2) If the quantity of methamphetamine, amphetamine, or a mixture containing either substance involved is 200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams, the person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years and shall pay a fine of $300,000.00; and

(3) If the quantity of methamphetamine, amphetamine, or a mixture containing either substance involved is 400 grams or more, the person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years and shall pay a fine of $1 million.

Practice Note

Drug Crimes in Georgia are handled very seriously. It is been mistaken by many that just because certain municipalities are taking a less strict view on marijuana charges that all drug charges are being handled less seriously as a result. This is false.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug crime in the state of Georgia, call our offices now. We can help you today.

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense and Criminal Defense. As a former Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. In DUI cases, 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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