Regular readers of our Raleigh criminal law blog know that our goal is to help keep you informed of interesting North Carolina cases and statutes. Because we have some of the nation's toughest drug laws, our attention often turns to drug arrests, defenses, trials and sentencing.
If you drive about two and a half hours west of Raleigh, you will come to North Carolina's Piedmont Correctional prison in Rowan County. A corrections officer who has spent a dozen years at the facility was arrested recently on drug charges, the county's sheriff's office said in a news release.
"There ought to be a law!" How many of us in North Carolina have ever heard that line? How many of us have uttered it? In many instances, there probably is a law that addresses whatever concern is behind the cry. Few may know about it. Or, they may have a difference in understanding about what actions might result in someone being charged with a crime for doing something they really didn't know was illegal.