A woman in South Carolina was recently arrested for possessing various drugs with the intent to distribute. Illicit drug distribution does go against state law. If convicted, this individual stands to face some pretty hefty consequences.
According to a local news report, police in Myrtle Beach were called to check out a motel room after complaints of heavy foot traffic and a strong marijuana smell. When police went to the room in question, they allegedly smelled the drug. The occupant, a 32-year-old female, is said to have told officers that she had a bag of marijuana located on the nightstand. This prompted the officers to detain the woman and obtain a search warrant.
While searching the room, the officers claim to have found marijuana, heroin, Fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine. The accused was then transported to the Myrtle Beach Jail. She is facing various possession charges and possession with intent to distribute. As of the last report, bond had not been set in her case. Police also issued an arrest warrant for the other person registered to the room.
There is a significant drug problem in South Carolina. For this reason, drug-related crimes are treated quite harshly under state law. Fighting drug charges like those filed in this case is never an easy task. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney who has a strong knowledge of state drug laws will prove beneficial to the accused and will help her as she seeks the best possible outcome to the situation at hand.
Source: myrtlebeachonline.com, "The smell of marijuana leads police to Myrtle Beach motel room drug bust", Elizabeth Townsend, June 7, 2017