Drug trafficking is a serious charge, and anyone charged with a drug crime should immediately seek to understand the legal options available. This may involve seeking advice from someone familiar with local legal procedures. A recent investigation that involved at least two law enforcement entities led to two arrests in Seattle on drug trafficking charges.
On Nov. 24, a 39-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman from out of state were arrested and charged with trafficking opium and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was involved with the investigation that led to the arrests, and a Washington Police Department spokesperson has reported that both of the accused allegedly used fraudulent prescriptions to receive more than 14 grams of oxycodone.
In this case, both of the accused are detained in the Beaufort County Detention Center. Bail was set at $420,000 for each party. Washington law enforcement officials speculate that the high bond was based on the fact that neither of the accused is a resident of Washington and will therefore ensure that they appear in court.
Anyone facing drug charges should seek assistance immediately so that he or she has experienced representation throughout each stage of the criminal process. It is essential for a person charged with such offences to take immediate action to protect his or her legal rights.
Source: Washington Daily News, "Two charged with drug trafficking," Vail Stewart Rumley, Nov. 27, 2012