Category: Drug Crimes

Pharmacy robbery – what counts as a pharmacy?

Robbery is one of the most serious criminal offenses anyone can commit. The crime deprives another person of their property, but it also usually involves the offender inflicting violence or threatening to inflict violence. The offense becomes even more serious if the property stolen by the offender happens to be addictive and abusable drugs from… Continue reading Pharmacy robbery – what counts as a pharmacy?

Homemade drug paraphernalia – is it illegal?

Drug paraphernalia is prohibited in almost all U.S. states. Some drug paraphernalia is instantly recognizable because they’re designed for specific purposes, such as bongs, water pipes, syringes and needles. Possessing or using any of these objects is a punishable offense in Alabama. However, some drug paraphernalia are made from everyday objects. These include rolled-up bills… Continue reading Homemade drug paraphernalia – is it illegal?

What you should know about Alabama’s new fentanyl law

There’s no doubt that fentanyl has become a scourge on the country, adding to the already alarming number of drug-related deaths every year. To try to make some dent in that, Alabama lawmakers recently passed a bill, signed by the governor, that increases the criminal penalties for offenses involving the deadly drug, including mandatory minimum… Continue reading What you should know about Alabama’s new fentanyl law

Can you avoid drug charges under the Good Samaritan overdose law?

If you witness someone suffering what appears to be a drug overdose, your first instinct is likely to call 911 to get help. That is the instinct of many people. Unfortunately, that is too often outweighed by the fear that they’ll be arrested for possessing illegal drugs themselves. Even if they call 911 and then… Continue reading Can you avoid drug charges under the Good Samaritan overdose law?

Can I get into trouble sharing my prescription drugs?

Some conditions or disorders run in families, and genetic components of your ailments could produce the same or similar symptoms in your family members. If that’s the case, it’s likely that your doctors prescribe identical medications to you and those siblings, parents or other close relatives. If one of you runs a day or two… Continue reading Can I get into trouble sharing my prescription drugs?

Consequences of a drug possession charge in Alabama

Being in willful possession or control of a controlled substance could lead to a drug possession charge. Like all other drug charges, possession is a serious offense, and the outcome of your case could have far-reaching consequences. If convicted, you might end up in jail, not to mention the collateral damages a conviction could have… Continue reading Consequences of a drug possession charge in Alabama

The difference between misdemeanor and felony cannabis possession

Cannabis or marijuana is now legal for recreational and medical use in a large number of states. However, in Alabama, only CBD is currently lawful to possess and utilize. Although there is a medical marijuana program in the works, it will be many months, if not several years, before people can easily and safely participate… Continue reading The difference between misdemeanor and felony cannabis possession

Alabama man accused of drug crimes

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking, according to local reports. Alabama police in Atmore have arrested the individual, who allegedly attempted to flee before being taken into custody. He faces charges for drug crimes, including trafficking, and could face serious jail time if he is found guilty.   What reportedly took place before the… Continue reading Alabama man accused of drug crimes

Alabama man faces drug trafficking charge

A 28-year-old man from Fultondale has been arrested in Baldwin County as of Sept. 30, following an investigation into alleged drug activity. Alabama police arrested the man and another woman for alleged drug possession as well as trafficking. Given the severity of these drug crimes, the man is being held on no bond, pending an initial bond hearing.   What reportedly happened?   According to the… Continue reading Alabama man faces drug trafficking charge

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