The drug crisis is nothing new. Appalachia, like most of the rest of the country, has its share of problems with drug trafficking and drug use. A couple from Bell County in Kentucky were recently arrested and charged with drug trafficking. A quantity of meth was among the drugs reportedly found when the couple were arrested.

The arrest came after a joint investigation conducted by the Appalachia Narcotics division and the Bell County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation was carried out over a period of several months. During this time several drug purchases were allegedly made between investigators and the suspects.

The two face first degree charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. The two also face 2nd degree charges for trafficking in marijuana. The investigation and arrests were carried out as a result of numerous complaints reportedly filed by neighbors.

Anyone in Kentucky who is facing charges possession or trafficking of meth is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. A person facing drug charges may be scared and confused and unsure of one’s rights under the law. The U.S. Constitution guarantees a person a right to a jury trial and a right to criminal defense. A person facing drug charges should seek out the advice of a criminal law attorney, who can ensure that a person fully understands one’s rights under the law. An experienced attorney can advise the client as to all of the legal options available.