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Greensboro NC Criminal Defense Law Blog

2 charged with drug offenses in North Carolina

On Oct. 16, two individuals were charged with multiple drug offenses in North Carolina following an investigation of possible drug activity occurring at a residence. The home that was being investigated was located on Green Road in Dobson. One of the individuals, a 25-year-old man, was reportedly wanted on drug charges in Florida.

Once the authorities arrived at the home, the accused man's 35-year-old girlfriend allegedly told them that he was not available. The police claimed that the man was actually at the residence and attempted to flee by kicking out an air conditioner. It was not clear in the report if the authorities entered the home prior to the accused man attempting to flee.

3 face drug trafficking charges

A 30-year-old man in North Carolina is facing drug charges after an Aug. 20 incident in which he was shot. He has been charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute heroin, conspiring to traffic opium or heroin and trafficking opium or heroin.

At the time of the shooting, the man was staying in a Raleigh hotel. While the police were investigating the shooting, cleaning staff at the hotel allegedly discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia in the room where he had stayed. Two days later, the man's brother-in-law raised suspicions by asking to stay in the same room.

Man sentenced in North Carolina Ponzi Scheme

A 68-year-old Indiana man was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a Ponzi scheme based in North Carolina that involved allegedly defrauding people whom he met through various churches. The man offered conferences and church meetings between 2006 and 2011 that focused on getting out of debt and talking about God's plan for people's money.

During the time period in which he offered these conferences, the man was operating Sure Line Acceptance Corporation, an allegedly fraudulent company he claimed was the financier of an used-automobile company that owned dealerships in several North Carolina towns, including Washington, Smithfield and Middlesex. At the financial conferences, the man reportedly would mention Sure Line and would later push it as a risk-free investment option in private meetings he held.

Patients say 2 doctors stole their hydrocodone pills

Two brothers who worked as eye doctors at a North Carolina clinic have been taken into police custody for various drug charges. While working at Clear View Eye Care in Charlotte and Matthews, the eye doctors allegedly wrote multiple fraudulent prescriptions for hydrocodone. The men are accused of giving patients the fraudulent prescription slips while requesting that the patients return to the clinic and hand over the filled prescriptions to them.

According to the patients, some of the pills in the filled prescription bottles that were brought back to the practice were stolen. While at the clinic, patients reported that all of the pills or some of the pills would be taken out of the bottles, leading to the allegations of a drug crime.

18-year-old North Carolina man charged with DWI after accident

An 18-year-old North Carolina man faced DWI and hit-and-run charges after a Sept. 17 accident in which a vehicle struck a house. The accident occurred at about 12:54 a.m. on Cornwallis Drive in Burlington.

Police said that the man was intoxicated at the time of the crash. A 2010 Toyota Corolla was traveling on Wimbledon Court when it allegedly left the roadway and entered a residential property in the 800 block of Cornwallis Drive, crashing through a fence and striking an outbuilding and a house.

North Carolina woman facing drug charges after search

On Sept. 9, police took a woman with a history of drug convictions into custody on drug charges. Officials accused the 52-year-old woman of possessing both marijuana and cocaine after Salisbury police executed a search warrant at the woman's residence at approximately 9 a.m.

Besides the controlled substances, members of the Salisbury Police Department narcotics team allegedly found digital scales. As a result, the 52-year-old woman is facing charges of felony possession with intent to manufacture a schedule IV substance, felony possession of a controlled substance schedule IV and felony possession of a controlled substance schedule II. Officials also charged her with several misdemeanors.

Domestic violence and protective orders in North Carolina

A North Carolina court may issue a protective order in any case with a finding of domestic violence. Such a finding may result if assault, threats or certain other behaviors are alleged by a spouse, former spouse or a person who shares a residence like a spouse with the alleged perpetrator. The protective order may include any sort of relief that the court believes necessary, including a temporary child custody order.

Protective orders are governed by North Carolina General Statues ยง 50B-3. They commonly include a prohibition against repeat offenses and a counseling requirement as well as prohibitions of threatening or harassing behavior, whether by telephone, in person or otherwise. They may include an eviction order or award temporary custody of children and grant possession of the residence to the aggrieved party. Protective orders may initially run for a period of up to one year. Compliance with the terms of the order generally increases the likelihood that it will not be renewed.

North Carolina tattoo shop owner accused of drug trafficking

A North Carolina man was taken into custody and was charged with drug-related offenses on Aug. 29. According to the report, the 47-year-old man was accused of being in possession of marijuana, cocaine and other drugs after the authorities executed a search warrant at his Roanoke Rapids tattoo shop.

The authorities claimed that they seized 20 bags of cocaine, approximately 40 grams of marijuana and a number of prescription medications that included hydrocodone, alprazolam, oxycodone and Xanax, among others. Additionally, police claimed that they seized drug paraphernalia, drug packaging materials and more than $3,000 in cash.

Third man believed to be involved in shooting charged

A third person who was believed to be involved in a North Carolina shooting was taken into police custody on Aug. 19. According to the report, the man was charged with accessory after it was believed he was involved with an attempted murder at the Fountainbleau Inn on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach on May 24. Authorities believed that the shooting was related to drugs.

The man, age 24, was reportedly taken into custody after police reportedly found him around Guilford College Road in Greensboro. The authorities stated that he had a stolen handgun and ammunition on his person when he was taken into custody. His bail was set at $266,000, though it was not clear if he had posted bail or was still in custody when the report was released.

Police officer and his wife accused of sex offenses

A woman in North Carolina recently came forward to accuse a police officer and his wife of sexually abusing her when she was a child. However, this is not the first time the woman has made these claims. Back in 2009, she had also gone to police claiming the couple was guilty of sex offenses against her when she was a child.

At that time, she ultimately refused to cooperate with police. Without her statement, police had no reason to pursue the investigation. The woman, who is somehow related to the couple, claims that both her family and members of her church dissuaded her from pursuing the charges. For some reason, she now seems willing to cooperate with authorities.

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