Law enforcement in Forsyth County and throughout Georgia will go to great lengths to find drugs if they believe a person has committed drug crimes. When conducting searches, it is important that law enforcement adhere to the proper protocol so the evidence is not tainted.
A man who was under investigation for drugs was arrested and charged after law enforcement searched his septic tank and found methamphetamine he is alleged to have flushed down the toilet. Officers had entered the man's home to conduct a search and believed that the man was trying to dispose of evidence in the case. Officers said they heard the toilet flushing many times. They found the man at the door of the bathroom. Although they did not find any drugs at that time, the 38-year-old man was arrested. They subsequently contacted an outside company to check the man's septic tank and found methamphetamine in a bag. The man and a 39-year-old woman were arrested on a series of drug charges.
Facing drug charges can be intimidating. When the charges are related to serious drugs like methamphetamine, it is important to understand that there can be jail time, fines and a radically changed life if there is a conviction. Addiction is a serious issue and people who are caught with drugs who are suffering from it might be better off with treatment in lieu of penalties. This is something an experienced attorney can explore with the prosecutors to see if there are alternatives to punishment and potential incarceration. Even if there is a large cache of drugs, the way the evidence was accrued is key. If the drugs were not found on the person, there could be avenues to craft a defense that it did not belong to the accused. No matter what, having a strong defense is critical.
A man is confronted with several charges after methamphetamine was found in his septic system and he was accused of flushing it down the toilet. A woman was also charged. Given the long-term consequences of a conviction, he should make sure he is fully prepared to fight the charges and call a lawyer who has extensive experience in helping those facing drug charges.