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Major drug bust charges include corrections officer

On Behalf of | May 6, 2023 | Drug Charges

No matter the occupation, drug charges threaten anybody’s future. In some cases, a person’s occupation may risk deeper investigations and even calls for harsher punishments.

A prison guard in Brunswick, Georgia pleaded guilty to a number of charges attached to a major drug bust.

Smuggling drugs into prison

Georgia investigators teamed up with local, state and federal partners to investigate a drug trafficking and smuggling ring over the last two years. The investigation involved multiple gangs, convicted felons serving time and a compromised 26-year-old corrections officer.

The ring extended into ten Georgia counties and operated inside and outside prison facilities.

Serving time after a guilty plea

As a key defendant, sworn to uphold Georgia law, the prison guard received harsh words from her superiors and faces up to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. The drugs distributed included methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin and alprazolam.

Drug distribution charges in Georgia

Unlawful possession of Schedule I controlled substances, Schedule II narcotics or Schedule II non-narcotics is a felony. Depending on the quantity, incarceration can range between two and 30 years.

Even unlawful possession of Schedule III, IV or V controlled substances is a felony punishable by one to five years of incarceration.

These charges threaten a person’s future. A conviction with a long enough sentence devastates a person’s prospects. Anyone facing drug possession or distribution charges may wish to research their situation further.

Everyone deserves a strong criminal defense. Against such allegations, there is peace of mind in having the legal relief people need to live their lives.