A federal grand jury recently returned drug distribution indictments for a couple and the couple’s adult son. The investigation into the couple allegedly revealed that marijuana was grown in California and then transported to another state where it was sold. Each of the three was charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and with one count of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Though the family is facing federal drug crimes charges in another state, the father and son had a residence in California and the drug importation into another state was allegedly arranged from there. Over 200 pounds of marijuana was allegedly recovered in California on search warrants related to the case. Whether the federal drug offense charges the accused party is facing are related to distribution, importation or another alleged offense, federal drug crime charges are unquestionably serious and can carry harsh potential penalties.
The development of a strong defense strategy to federal drug trafficking charges can include multiple aspects. The evidence against the accused party may be challenged which may include challenging possible search and seizure violations or witness testimony. The alleged facts and evidence against the accused must also be investigated and may also be challenged.
In order to reduce or eliminate the charges whenever possible, a capable criminal defense is essential. An experienced criminal defense attorney can both negotiate with authorities when appropriate for the benefit of the accused party and serve as an advocate for the accused party throughout the process to ensure the best possible outcome in the circumstances.
Source: KWTX.com, “Local Man, Wife, Son Named In Federal Drug Indictments,” Mar. 11, 2014