Charles County and its communities are located in the southern portion of the state of Maryland. Named for Charles Calvert, who was the third Baron Baltimore. The county is part of the greater Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the cities of Washington, D.C., Arlington, Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia. Its county seat is La Plata, and its largest city is Waldorf.
Charles County is approximately 643 square miles and is home to roughly 153,000 people. The median resident age is 37 years, which is on trend with the state of Maryland. Charles County and its communities are known as some of the more affluent communities in the state, with a median household income of $93,160 and a poverty level of only 7%. The county includes nearly 57,000 households, and averages just less than 3 persons per household.
Industries and Jobs
Due to its proximity to the Washington, Arlington, and Baltimore areas, Charles County’s economy is lead by the government and military sectors. It is home to the Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center, and the county government employs many residents in the area. Additionally, residents of Charles County are employed in the medical and grocery industries, with many national retail chains, such as Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club, Target and Safeway creating jobs.
Like any community in the country, Charles County deals with crimes related to illegal drugs.
Drug Crimes in Charles County
Many communities, particular in and around urban areas, experience varying levels of drug-related crimes. Legal infractions include possession of illegal drugs, possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute drugs, distribution of drugs and possession of any kind of drug paraphernalia.
In Charles County and the areas around Washington, D.C., drug crimes involve drugs like cocaine, heroin, PCP, and MDMA. Recent changes to marijuana laws make possession of marijuana a civil citation depending on the extent. Those charged with felony possession, distribution or with intent to distribute can face hefty fines and prison sentences of up to 30 years.
If you are dealing with a drug-related problem, you need legal counsel who understands you and your situation and can help you determine the best course of action. Our Criminal Defense Attorney Charles County offers initial consultation on your case.
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