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Women accused of drug offenses after North Carolina traffic stop

When North Carolina police officers in Myrtle Beach recently noticed a car with a piece of cloth hanging over one license plate, they pulled the driver off the road. This traffic stop ultimately put the two occupants of the car behind bars for drug offenses. The incident report indicates that some drugs were identified as soon as the officers approached the vehicle.

Reportedly, the car was occupied by two women, ages 18 and 20. After asking one of the occupants of the car to give up the marijuana, officers apparently searched the vehicle. Marijuana was discovered in one woman's purse, and the other suspect then allegedly admitted to also having two bags of marijuana in a prescription bottle in her purse. During the vehicle search, officers claim they found a digital scale and a pack of bags along with two pipes and a BB gun.

Although officers suspected firearm possession at first, they soon identified it as a BB gun. They say the weight of the marijuana that was seized came to 10.9 grams. Following their arrest, the women now face charges related to marijuana possession and the intention to distribute.

Individuals who face charges related to drug offenses in North Carolina will naturally consider their legal options and possible defense strategies. Fortunately, help is available, and anyone is entitled to retain the services of a criminal defense attorney. After examining the charges and the available evidence, a lawyer may launch an independent investigation to aid any defense strategy he or she may have in pursuing the best possible outcome.

Source: myrtlebeachonline.com, "Two face drug dealing charges after panda pipe, pot found in traffic stop, cops say", Elizabeth Townsend, Jan. 16, 2018

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