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Teacher in South Carolina accused of multiple drug charges

A conviction for drug-related charges can have a significant impact on various areas of a person's life, personal and professional alike. Along with the potential of spending time behind bars, those convicted of charges such as distribution may also find it challenging to obtain employment in certain fields. A kindergarten teacher is facing multiple drug charges following her recent arrest in South Carolina.

Police claim that an investigation discovered that the woman had repeatedly used false signatures to obtain a prescription drug. This particular narcotic, a generic form of Adderall, is a schedule II controlled substance. According to authorities, she allegedly used a false doctor's signature to obtain the narcotic from two separate pharmacies on multiple occasions.

Cashier accused of credit card fraud and identity theft

It seems as though South Carolina and the rest of the country are becoming an increasingly cash-less society. Nevertheless, despite more complex security measures, identity theft and credit card fraud continue to be serious issues. In many places, one need only scribble an illegible signature to approve a purchase. Even when consumers are cautious to protect their credit cards and passwords, a moment of inattention can mean devastation for a person's finances and credit score.

A man purchased gas at a local convenience store. He paid inside the establishment using his credit card. When the transaction was complete, the cashier allegedly returned a different credit card to the customer, a switch the customer did not notice until sometime later.

Traffic stop and search of home leads to drug trafficking charges

Three individuals in South Carolina have recently been arrested and are now facing multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop and subsequent search of a residence. All of the accused are facing drug possession charges, one of which was also accused of drug trafficking. A conviction for charges of this nature is severe, and all three might be preparing for the road ahead by focusing on their defense.

Police claim to have received information indicating the sale of drugs at a local residence. They assert that a man at the residence was wearing a GPS monitoring anklet and that he was recently involved in a traffic stop, during which he allegedly attempted to give a false name. He was subsequently arrested, and while in the back of a patrol car, allegedly began chewing on a ball of cocaine. He was taken to the hospital and then into custody a day later.

Drunk driving charges against college professor dropped by city

In some cases, an individual in a position of power might use authority to make up for a lack of experience. Unfortunately, this can cause others to suffer as a result, some of whom might be unable, or even unwilling, to speak up for themselves. A college professor in South Carolina claims that inexperience led to his arrest after he was accused of drunk driving.

According to reports, the man was involved in a routine traffic stop at night after allegedly making an improper turn. He was then accused of driving under the influence. The officer claimed to have smelled alcohol on his breath and began to administer field sobriety tests. The man says that the officer was using an instruction book during the tests, and appeared to be unfamiliar with the procedures.

1 accused of sex crimes after allegedly luring woman into town

A criminal conviction is severe and can create various challenges in life. Those accused of sex crimes could face permanent registration as a sex offender and time behind bars. A South Carolina man is likely focused on his criminal defense after he was recently accused of luring a woman into the state and sexually assaulting her.

According to police, the man posed as a photographer in need of a model to meet women through online sources. He allegedly guaranteed a certain amount of profit to one woman in particular, who claims to have made the trip down after months of negotiation. After a few days, the man allegedly took her home and forced her to perform sexual acts with him while holding her hostage with threats.

Drug charges pending for day care owner and son in South Carolina

When a residence is suspected of housing drug activity, everyone who lives within could soon be under investigation. In similar scenarios, it can be difficult to determine who, if anyone, was knowingly in possession of narcotics, leading to allegations of drug crimes against numerous individuals. A day care owner is facing drug charges following the recent search of a residence in South Carolina.

Authorities claim to have received information from an anonymous source, apparently indicating suspicious activity at the house. Upon initiating a search, they allegedly uncovered less than a gram of methamphetamine. The woman and her son were subsequently accused of operating a drug house, and the son also faces charges for the distribution of methamphetamine.

Pharmacy technician accused of embezzlement of public funds

Businesses in South Carolina and across the country often entrust employees with monetary responsibilities. When a business owner discovers any financial discrepancies, he or she may begin looking for someone to blame. Many individuals have been accused of a crime under similar circumstances. A pharmacy technician in South Carolina has been accused of embezzlement following a recent audit at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

The woman was a pharmacy technician at the university at the time. An auditor at MUSC claims to have discovered that certain funds were missing, and subsequently reported her to public safety. According to the auditor, she allegedly stole over $10,000 in funds over a two year period. She was arrested and charged with embezzling public funds, and is reportedly out on bail while awaiting a court date.

Assistant principal retires following drunk driving accusations

Dashboard cameras are a common sight in law enforcement vehicles on South Carolina roads. These cameras are often used to record events that take place during traffic stops and arrests. Although they can record the current situation, they cannot explain the various circumstances that might apply accordingly. A South Carolina man has been arrested after allegedly failing drunk driving tests performed in front of a dash cam.

An assistant principal at a local high school was recently stopped by authorities at a nearby gas station. Apparently suspicious of his intoxication, they began to administer field sobriety tests. They say he failed to perform in an acceptable manner. The tests took place in clear view of a dash cam inside a police car.

Man in South Carolina facing charges for criminal sexual conduct

Allegations for a sex-related crime can have a devastating impact on the life of an accused individual. Facing similar charges can often be stressful and intimidating, especially if the individual in question was recently arrested in relation to other criminal charges. A man in South Carolina may be experiencing similar challenges after he was recently accused of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to police, a call was received from a local medical center after a woman claimed that she was the recent victim of a sexual assault. She claims that the incident took place at her home, where a man allegedly held her down by her wrists throughout the incident. According to the pending charges, the man was allegedly in possession of a firearm at the time.

Man wanted for alleged theft is now facing multiple drug charges

Surveillance footage is commonly used in the search and apprehension of individuals who are suspected of a crime. Photos may give authorities a general idea of indicators to look for, such as clothing or a tattoo. Of course, similar indicators may be present among multiple individuals in the area. A man in South Carolina is facing drug charges after he was apprehended and questioned about a recent theft.

Authorities were reportedly searching for the man in relation to the alleged theft of several iPhones and cash from a nearby store. The incident was apparently captured by surveillance, and police advised the photos could be useful in the search. They claim to have found him at a local bar and grill wearing a hat that was apparently close in appearance to the one worn during the incident in question.

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