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Drug charges escalate to murder accusation

On Behalf of | May 16, 2019 | Drug Charges |

Like much of the nation, Georgia is embroiled in a drug crisis. As the numbers of overdose deaths continue to rise, law enforcement is attempting to tighten the noose on the individuals they suspect are selling the dangerous drugs. Recently, a man accused of selling heroin is facing not only drug charges, but murder. 

Law enforcement is making an attempt to cut off the supply of illegal drugs by going after the people they suspect are selling the drugs. One Georgia man allegedly sold heroin to a person who had a documented history of substance abuse. The man died, and authorities determined that the heroin he ingested was laced with other substances that increased the chances for an overdose death.

The man accused of selling the heroin to the deceased person has now been charged with murder. This will be a tall order for prosecutors, because they will have to come up with solid evidence that proves the defendant was the one that directly caused the death. So far, there is no evidence to suggest the defendant was aware the drugs were tainted, and there is the possibility the deceased had purchased drugs from more than one source. 

Certainly, facing drug charges in Georgia can be a nerve-wracking experience. A person should keep in mind that an accusation is certainly not an indication of guilt. Each defendant is given the opportunity to present a legal defense against drug charges, and in many cases, an experienced attorney can lend a helping hand when navigating the legal process.