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10 in Georgia face drug charges following investigation

When drug use is relatively prevalent in an area, law enforcement officials -- both local and federal -- are often desperate to show that they are making progress in the war against drugs. While the desire to get illegal drugs off the streets is understandable, that desire often outweighs the need for evidence to support criminal charges. Unfortunately, 10 people in Georgia now face drug charges due to arrests allegedly made in connection to a drug trafficking operation.

Officials say that local officials as well as those with the Drug Enforcement Administration began an investigation in July 2017 against one of the people recently arrested and his associates. Reports regarding the incident did not clarify what prompted the investigation. However, officials claim that the investigation involved a methamphetamine trafficking operation.

Driver faces criminal charges following Georgia motorcycle crash

Anyone who has encountered motorcycles on a Georgia roadway is likely aware that they are sometimes more difficult to see due to their smaller size. Unfortunately, even the safest drivers can sometimes fail to see a motorcyclist, even after taking precautions. In fact, a driver is now facing criminal charges following an accident involving a car and a motorcycle.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in late March. Reports indicate that a motorcyclist was traveling southbound through an intersection. Unfortunately, another vehicle allegedly entered the intersection, and the two collided.

Man charged with burglary following Dekalb break-in

Anyone who has attempted to describe a person's face after meeting him or her for the first time likely knows how difficult it is to provide an accurate description. When the describer is under stress and likely in a dark or poorly lit room, the accuracy of that description could be called into question. A man in Dekalb has been arrested and charged with burglary based on details created in a sketch of a suspect.

The incident that led to the man's arrest happened in March. According to reports, a man cut the power to a woman's house before entering it. She claims he began touching himself in the room she shared with her young son while she slept.

Criminal defense: Driver cited following Dekalb crash

Drivers often experience unexpected events while driving, and sometimes, things happen so quickly that they have no chance to react. As a result, even the safest of drivers in Dekalb can become involved in an accident with serious consequences. In fact, one woman is likely focused on her criminal defense after police say she was involved in a fatal accident.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in late February. According to reports, a driver attempted a left turn out of a grocery store parking lot. Unfortunately, the vehicle allegedly struck one of two pedestrians in a crosswalk.

Georgia roommate disagreement results in felony charges

Anyone who has lived with roommates in Georgia is likely aware of the conflicts that can arise from such an arrangement. Even people who live together who normally get along really well can sometimes become embroiled in a disagreement. Although these arguments rarely result in violence, one man now faces felony charges after police say he attacked three others.

The incident allegedly began as conflict between roommates on a night in early February. Police claim that a 23-year-old man attacked three people with a knife. One of the alleged victims was transported to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening while the other two declined medical treatment.

Criminal charges possible after incident at Georgia high school

Because of recent events involving shootings at schools across the country, many school administrators in Georgia are vigilant about the potential for gun violence. While this concern is understandable, it could leave those people facing a complicated situation if they carried a gun on campus by accident. Unfortunately, a man may face criminal charges after he was accused of doing just that.

The incident happened on a day in late January at a Georgia high school. According to reports, a male who is not enrolled at the school entered with a gun. It is unclear whether the person had the appropriate licenses to carry the gun or why he entered the school with it, but the school was placed in lockdown as a result.

Criminal defense: Dekalb police seek person of interest

When faced with questions from authority figures, many people in Dekalb County may be unfamiliar with their rights as well as the potential information they may voluntarily provide to police officers. In fact, a woman who is sought as a person of interest following a shooting that may have led to a man's death may be wondering about her options. Fortunately, there is help available, including seeking advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney.

The incident reportedly happened on a day in late December. The woman sought is said to have been with a man when they become involved in an altercation with the owner of a salon. The cause and other details of that alleged altercation is unclear. Police say that the pair began shooting at the business.

Dekalb couple faces criminal charges after police act on tip

Those who are accused of a crime in Dekalb may be unsure how to proceed following their arrest. Daunted by the charges against them, they face tough decisions that they may not fully understand. Unfortunately, a couple now faces felony criminal charges after police say they were part of a dog fighting ring.

Reports claim that police received a tip about the home. As a result, they conducted a searched and claim they found 18 dogs that were tied. Police claim that the conditions were "deplorable."

Criminal charges filed against brother in Dekalb death

Families can often have surprising, complicated dynamics. Often siblings struggle to get along. However, conflict stemming from these struggles rarely results in violence. Despite this, a teenager in Dekalb now faces criminal charges following the death of his brother.

The incident that ultimately led to a murder charge is said to have happened one evening in December. According to reports, police officers claimed they found the lifeless body of a 17-year-old on the steps of his home. Police believe that he was shot by his 18-year-old brother as a result of a dispute. The details of that dispute are unclear.

Man accused of burglary after R. Kelly's Georgia homes emptied

Most anyone has likely made a mistake as they complete their job-related tasks. While these may be relatively insignificant, some mistakes have more serious consequences. Unfortunately, police in Georgia believe that the selling of the items in two homes owned by R. Kelly was a criminal act rather than a miscommunication between a worker and his boss. The worker now faces multiple criminal charges, including burglary.

Police reportedly became involved in R. Kelly's affairs after they were contacted by a maid. Reports indicate that his rental homes were stripped bare -- including furniture, televisions and personal items. Neighbors say they noticed trucks at the residence but were unaware who lived there or that there was anything worth stealing in the home.