As Memphis residents know, prescription drug abuse is common throughout the state and across the U.S. The government has been aggressively involved in drafting laws that attempt to thwart prescription drug abuse by imposing serious penalties on offenders. Therefore, health care providers should be aware of these laws so that they do not face drug charges or, if they do, they can adequately fight them.
Any drug crime conviction in Tennessee can have serious penalties. Tennessee officials prosecute drug crimes aggressively and those who are charged can face prison and high fines.
In a recent blog, the topic of search and seizure was discussed. Specifically, how it relates to drug charges. Drug crimes are common in Memphis. Many of these crimes are brought to the attention of authorities because of a search and seizure.
Drug crimes in Memphis are common, and those who are convicted could endure serious penalties for the charges they face. Often, a search and seizure by authorities leads to the drug charges. But an illegal search and seizure can make it difficult or impossible for prosecutors to convict a defendant. What is an illegal search and seizure?
Memphis residents who are facing an arrest for drug charges can feel confused and frightened. Drug crimes include a large variety of offenses including possession of a small amount of marijuana to transporting large amount of cocaine across state lines.
Most people in Memphis find that drugs are not something that they want in their neighborhood. Drug crimes can hurt neighborhoods by bringing in increased crime and lowering property values. Drug crimes are aggressively prosecuted and a person who is convicted of these crimes can face stiff penalties.
Drug crimes in Memphis can be serious offenses. The punishment for drug offenses usually depends on the amount and type of drugs involved but can lead to prison time, loss of a good professional and personal reputation and other serious consequences.
A large drug bust occurred recently in Wilson County. During the raid over 80 people were arrested on various drug charges. These defendants are collectively facing 154 drug-related charges. The police claim they confiscated cocaine, marijuana, meth, prescription drugs, and heroin during the raid.
Memphis residents involved in drug operations should know that these activities can bring serious drug charges. High fines, long prison sentences along with damage to a person's professional and personal reputation can all occur with a conviction. When people are arrested in the midst of a sting operation, prosecution may be even more zealous than usual due to the high publicity involved.