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North Carolina Man Tries to Hide Cocaine in Cheeseburger

In June of 2024, authorities reported that a man had been arrested for cocaine possession – among other offenses. This story made headlines around the world because of the defendant’s reported attempts to hide the drugs in a cheeseburger. What can you do if you were found in possession of cocaine in North Carolina? How can you fight for your rights alongside an experienced criminal defense attorney?


What Happens if You are Accused of Hiding Cocaine?


In the case involving the cheeseburger, the defendant did not face any additional crimes for hiding the cocaine. He simply faced various drug charges. However, it is theoretically possible to face penalties for obstructing justice if you attempt to hide cocaine. You might also face penalties for destroying evidence if you attempt to get rid of the cocaine before the police can find it. 


However, prosecutors would need to prove that you destroyed the evidence in question. If the evidence no longer exists, this could prove to be a difficult endeavor. Police officers may claim to have seen you destroying the evidence – perhaps claiming that you flushed a bag of cocaine down a toilet or set it on fire. However, you could always argue that you were destroying a piece of trash – and prosecutors might struggle to prove otherwise. 


North Carolina Police Officers Plant Drugs All the Time


Although the cheeseburger story might seem amusing to some, one has to remember that numerous officers and deputies have been caught planting drugs on innocent people within the past few years. 


In 2022, a detective from Raleigh was sentenced to just 38 days in jail after being found guilty of planting drugs on numerous innocent people. He was also accused of planting “fake heroin” on people. Another North Carolina deputy was recently found guilty of planting drugs in the car of an innocent person. This individual’s only crime was starting a relationship with the deputy’s ex-girlfriend. 


It’s important to remember these stories when we hear accounts about police officers finding drugs on individuals in North Carolina. We should also remember that defendants are innocent until proven guilty – even when officers swear that they have caught people in possession of drugs like cocaine. 


Find an Experienced North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney


If you’ve been searching for an experienced North Carolina criminal defense attorney, look no further than Coastal South Law. Over the years, we have defended numerous defendants – including those accused of cocaine possession. We understand that police may make all kinds of claims about the circumstances of your arrest. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty – and prosecutors must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. With our help, you can fight for your rights with confidence. Reach out today to get started.


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