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DHEC Moves Forward with Bath Salts Ban

South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys WIS-TV is reporting that South Carolina health officials on Thursday worked on an emergency regulation to ban chemicals found in synthetic drugs that law enforcement officials say are sweeping the state. "We feel like this is the way to address this very emerging issue and very much a changing issue," … [Read more...]

Former SC Trooper Sentenced to 5 Years on Drug Charges

South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Former South Carolina state trooper Kurt Steffen admitted to transporting marijuana in his patrol vehicle and was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday. United States Attorney Bill Nettles said that Steffen, 30, of Summerville was charged and sentenced for manufacturing and possessing with intent to … [Read more...]

Lexington County Continues Busting Meth Labs and Drug Crimes in January

Lexington County Law Enforcement Serious About Drug Crimes and Busts in the New Year The law enforcement officers in Lexington County, South Carolina began a serious campaign last fall to round up criminals for manufacturing and/or distributing methamphetamines. It is a new year, but officers are still serious about drug crimes, especially with … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Rules Drug-Sniffing Dogs at Traffic Stops Are Illegal

Drug Charges from Drug-Sniffing Dogs at Routine Traffic Stops Now Illegal Per Supreme Court On Tuesday, April 21st, the Supreme Court ruled that a police may not bring in drug-sniffing dogs during a routine traffic stop, even if the dog finds a controlled substance and the suspect receives drug charges. The ruling applied search and seizure law … [Read more...]

Prescription Drug Overdose in Celebrities a Reflection of a Larger Epidemic

In the last several years, Heath Ledger, Britney Murphy, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson have all passed away from overdoses on prescription medications. However, the loss of these celebrities is a reflection of a larger epidemic in the United States, reports the CDC. In fact, 15,000 people died in 2008 from overdosing on prescription … [Read more...]

South Carolina Sentencing Reform in The Works

According to WIS, a bill designed to reduce the number of people going to jail in South Carolina for minor offenses and let more people out on parole received key approval last week. The bill has been approved by the Senate and is expected to save taxpayers money and provide for improved oversight and training for nonviolent offenders. Proponents … [Read more...]

Molly Is Not So Innocent

Is molly dangerous? Even at its purest form, MDMA, street name "molly," can be dangerous. MDMA may ship from as far away as Asia, Canada and even the Netherlands. Most molly users do not know the type of lab environment used in the production of molly. Many may not take the drug if they actually knew where production happened and what the … [Read more...]

Drug Crimes In South Carolina – What to Know

Federal and State drug crime charges in South Carolina carry some of the stiffest penalties in the nation. If you are convicted of any drug crime, a second drug charge regardless of the charge, may result in mandatory prison time in both Federal and State Court.  Give us a call for a free consultation. We handle the following cases: … [Read more...]

D.U.I.D. in SC

In South Carolina, you can be charged with driving under the influence of prescribed or over-the counter drugs or medication in addition to driving while under the influence of illicit drugs. States are under pressure to tighten laws for convicting DUIDs and set clear legal definitions. For now, DUID lawyers may have more opportunities for reducing … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Administrative Assistant on Leave Because Husband Arrested on Drug Charges

    Man Arrested on Drug Charges for Selling Cocaine, Wife Put On Leave from Job at Sheriff’s Office A man from Lexington, SC has been arrested on drug charges for selling cocaine. Unfortunately, his wife works for the sheriff’s department as an administrative assistant. She has been put on leave with pay. Investigators say that … [Read more...]

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