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3 arrested on drug, gun charges in Cherokee County

On April 10, Cherokee County law enforcement agents arrested three individuals in Woodstock on a variety of drug and firearms charges. The arrests came after sheriff's deputies received a report that a man was in a car in parked outside of a Woodstock home, apparently passed out.

When deputies woke up the 29-year-old man, they allegedly found a marijuana cigarette and a gun in the car. The man and his 25-year-old companion, who had gone into the home, were allegedly there to purchase drugs. The young Marietta woman who had been driving the car reportedly gave deputies permission to search it.

At that point, deputies called in agents from the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad. They searched the house, with permission of the 64-year-old man who was there. Inside, agents say that they found approximately 2.47 grams of methamphetamine. They also say they found morphine and Alprazolam (commonly known as Xanax).

The two younger people were both charged with possessing a firearm as convicted felons. The 29-year-old man, who allegedly had 3.7 grams of meth on his person, was also charged with meth possession and marijuana possession.

The 25-year-old woman was charged with marijuana possession in addition to the drug charge. The marijuana charges were misdemeanors because of the small amount found.

The man whom agents found in the home is facing more serious charges involving intent to distribute and having narcotic pain medication in his possession.

In its press release about these arrests, along with another one that same day allegedly involving more than a pound of meth, the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad wrote, "There are times when being unconscious still won't keep you out of trouble."

Drug charges can carry serious legal ramifications - - particularly for those with previous convictions. An experienced Georgia criminal defense attorney can work to help people seek options under the law, such as drug treatment, that may help mitigate the amount of time they have to spend behind bars while getting the help they need.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Sleeping man leads to drug bust in Cherokee County," Ellen Eldridge, April 12, 2017

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