Another Columbia SC Traffic Stop Leads to Big Marijuana Bust, Serious Drug Charges

South Carolina Drug Charges are Serious

South Carolina Drug Charges are Serious

Driver Faces Serious Columbia SC Drug Charges

On October 16th, another routine traffic stop in Columbia, SC yielded another major drug bust.

The 36-year-old driver who was pulled over, according to reports had $33,000 worth of marijuana. He faces several drug charges, including manufacturing, possession, and intent to distribute.

According to Columbia officers, they pulled him over because of the strong odor of marijuana emanating from his car. When they searched the vehicle, they found a “leafy green substance” in plain view, in the car inside a white envelope. They also discovered 11 marijuana plants while searching the car – five in a trash bag in the back seat, and six in another trash bag in the vehicle’s trunk.

The estimated street value of the entire haul was $33,000.

Drug Charges in Columbia, SC

Drug Charges, even for marijuana possession, can hurt your reputation

Drug Charges, even for marijuana possession, can hurt your reputation

Federal and State drug charges in South Carolina, including Columbia, carry some of the stiffest penalties in the nation. When faced with a drug charge, you need a lawyer who knows how the system works and will fight to protect your rights.

A conviction or bond forfeiture even for a simple possession conviction creates a criminal record and requires automatic suspension of your driver’s license. If you are arrested and have a prior drug conviction, you potentially face a mandatory prison sentence in both State and Federal Court.

Whether you have been charged with:

• Possession of drugs
• Possession with intent to distribute
• Drug trafficking
• Possession of drugs in the proximity of a school
• Prescription Fraud
• Manufacturing Drugs or
• Money laundering

The drug crime attorneys at Strom Law Firm, LLC will aggressively defend your case whether you are under investigation or have been arrested for drugs in all State and Federal Courts in South Carolina as well as the Federal Courts in Georgia.

If you are facing drug charges in Columbia, our Columbia SC Criminal Defense Lawyers can Help

At the Strom Law Firm, we understand that dealing with criminal charges can be frightening.  That is why it is important to understand what hiring a Columbia SC Drug Charge and Criminal Defense lawyer can do for your case and your future.  Our drug crime and criminal defense attorneys understand the process you are going through, and we are happy to sit down with you face-to-face to explain that process.  We also work diligently to protect your rights.  We have several experienced attorneys who practice criminal defense.

Making a mistake does not have to detrimentally impact your future if you are dilligent in hiring representation.  Law enforcement in Columbia, SC is cracking down on criminal activity.  If you find yourself in trouble as a result of part of the crackdown, do not hesitate to call the Strom Law Firm for a free, confidential consultation.  We understand the strategy and aggressive defense necessary to serve our clients.

Our attorneys have years of experience helping people deal with criminal drug charges.  Do not put your future in jeopardy.  Hiring an experienced drug charge and criminal defense attorney to defend your case can mean the difference between a clean record and a bright, successful future and spending time behind bars.  Our attorneys will work hard to assure that you receive the representation you need to adequately protect your rights. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case. Call us today.803.252.4800.

About Pete Strom

Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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