Bonds of $500,000 were reportedly set for two men who are facing serious drug charges in North Carolina. Both arrests were made in conjunction with a task force investigation that was carried out over several weeks. One of the men in question is age 31 and the other is a 20-year-old.

Investigators say the men are suspected of operating a methamphetamine distribution operation. They have also stated that they seized more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine, as well as a firearm, during their investigation. The alleged drugs are said to have a street value of approximately $250,000. The fact that items have been seized by investigators at a suspected crime scene does not necessarily mean all the alleged evidence will make its way into the courtroom.

If law enforcement personnel believe a person is using a residence to manufacture, sell or distribute drugs, the individual may face charges of maintaining a dwelling for unlawful possession or selling of illegal drugs. One of the men involved in this case is facing such charges. Being arrested on suspicion of a drug crime typically activates a process that can take weeks, even months to resolve.

A North Carolina criminal defense attorney is one of the first people someone taken into police custody for a suspected drug crime usually contacts. It is helpful to have an experienced attorney on one’s side from the start. The lawyer can make recommendations and develop defense strategies that have the greatest chance of helping a defendant mitigate his or her circumstances.