Two Macon men are facing serious criminal charges after law enforcement pulled them over for a tag violation. The man in the passenger seat fled from the vehicle when it came to a stop on the side of the road. Law enforcement were able to catch the passenger who fled, and both he and the driver were charged with various crimes, including drug charges.
Georgia police claim that they were able to smell marijuana inside the vehicle. They searched the vehicle and found two bags that contained a combination of marijuana, bottles of THC oil and ecstasy pills. The specific amount of drugs found is not known. Upon arrest, one man was charged with possession with the intent to distribute, drug trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.
The other man is also facing a variety of drug-related charges, including possession with intent to distribute, trafficking illegal drugs and possession of a controlled substance. Police also state they found firearms in the vehicle, and the men are facing firearm charges as well. Combined with the drug and other charges they are facing, these men will find it beneficial to start working immediately to develop an appropriate defense strategy.
Drug charges of any kind are serious, especially when combined with other criminal charges. In this case, the evidence against the Georgia men may seem strong, but they have the right to a presumption of innocence. Unless convicted, they are innocent in the eyes of the law, and they have the right to challenge the evidence against them by preparing a thoughtful defense.