The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has reported that more than 97 pounds of marijuana and an undisclosed number of THC vaporizer pens were seized at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 5. The operation was part of an investigation into interstate drug smuggling conducted by the GBI with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Department of Corrections, and the Atlanta and Clayton police departments.
In mid-March, Georgia authorities raided and shut down five marijuana grow houses in the metro Atlanta area. The raids were the culmination of a criminal investigation that began in late 2018.
A 25-year-old Georgia man is facing drug charges after he was taken into custody by the state's probation office. The Milledgeville man had gone to the probation office in order to check in at a scheduled meeting with his probation officer. Before being allowed to enter the meeting, he was searched for the presence of weapons. Even though no weapons were discovered, the probation officer later ordered the man to turn out the pockets of his pants. During that time, the officer said that he noticed a small plastic packet containing a white powder.
A Georgia woman has filed a lawsuit against Monroe County authorities after deputies wrongly identified a bag of cotton candy as methamphetamine and arrested her on drug charges. She spent months behind bars as a result of the error.
A narcotics investigation that culminated in the search of a Georgia home prompted police to warn local parents about dangerous illegal drugs made to look like Halloween candy. The Oct. 22 Facebook post from the Dublin Police Department came after officers took a local resident into custody on drug possession and distribution charges. Officers say that they recovered methamphetamine pills during a search of the man's West Avenue residence that were almost identical in appearance to popular children's candies and vitamin pills.
Although marijuana is not legal in Georgia, it has been legalized in a number of other states. Despite this, an FBI report released on Sept. 24 indicates that a growing number of people are being taken into custody on marijuana charges.
Being accused of cocaine possession here in Georgia can be life-altering. There are a great many things at stake for a person when facing such charges, including his or her freedom. A possession conviction can put a person behind bars for a very long time.