Greenville man arrested on serious charges after alleged Fake ID incident
A 20-year-old Greenville, North Carolina man was recently arrested at his home on a string of serious criminal charges. Law enforcement claims that an incident at a convenience store sparked an investigation that led to the man’s home.
A Greenville Police officer claims the young man attempted to buy beer at the Greenville convenience using a fake ID. Authorities claim that the store clerk refused to sell the beer, because the clerk believed that the date of birth on the license had been altered. Apparently, law enforcement believes an argument broke out over the alleged fake ID.
Police say the young man left the convenience store and a Greenville officer claims to have followed the man home. Law enforcement says that marijuana was sitting in plain sight inside the young man’s home during the arrest. Police further assert that lights and equipment that police believe are associated with an alleged marijuana grow were seen inside the residence.
Law enforcement took the young man into custody at his home, according to WNCT News. The young man was booked into jail and held on ,000 bond earlier this month on suspicion of possession of stolen property, resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana charges.
Generally, North Carolina law makes the alleged possession of a fake ID a crime. Under the tough North Carolina laws aimed at controlling underage drinking, a person does not necessarily have to attempt to use a fake ID to purchase alcohol to face criminal fake ID charges.
It is important for teens and young adults to consider speaking with an experienced Pitt County criminal defense lawyer when facing any level of charge in North Carolina for a review of the facts and top protect his or her rights in court.
Source: WNCT, “Greenville man faces multiple charges after trying to use fake ID to buy beer,” May 8, 2012