Drug crimes charges are one of the most common ways that Carthage residents find themselves in trouble with the law. Fortunately, simply knowing the kinds of drug crimes charges that exist can help Carthage residents stay out of trouble. It can also help them better understand their charges should they be arrested.
By far, the most common kind of drug crime with which people are charged relates to simple possession. Simple possession charges might happen after a police officer pulls your car over and performs a search of the vehicle or pats you down and finds a small amount of narcotics on your person or in your car. Drug paraphernalia possession charges often accompany drug possession charges when police officers find pipes, scales, little plastic baggies or other miscellaneous items that they suspect were used in relation to drugs, whether to administer them, make them, store them or distribute them.