Many states have legalized the use of marijuana in some capacity. Georgia has voted to allow medical use of the drug, but the infrastructure is not yet in place. In the meantime, there are reports that a new problem is affecting local communities, and may lead to charges of drug crimes for unknowing residents.
Georgia residents are certainly aware that being convicted of a crime, especially a drug-related crime, can bring lasting consequences to a person's life. Due to a nationwide rise in the use of illegal substances, which some now refer to as an epidemic, drug crimes are taken seriously by law enforcement. It falls upon the police to investigate gather evidence to use in the prosecution's case, but not all police officers can be trusted to complete the job without giving into the temptation illegal drugs may have.
Georgia residents may be familiar with the popular reality series "Love and Hip Hop." A spin-off of the show takes place in Atlanta, and is extraordinarily popular among viewers. Fans tune in each week to see their favorite characters navigate real life events, but recently an off-camera incident resulted in charges related to drug crimes for one of the show's stars.