When it comes to drug-related arrests, law enforcement often works for some time to put together a set of charges against a group of people suspected of drug crimes. This can create unique defense challenges, generally offering some members of the group an opportunity to claim some degree of relative innocence. However, it makes it much more difficult to claim that the charges are a misunderstanding.
Just such a group of suspects were recently charged in Paducah, brought up on charges of methamphetamine trafficking, possession and use. All in all, five individuals now face a litany of drug charges, while it remains to be seen how their respective representation will tailor defenses for their clients. According to the authorities, further arrests are expected to be forthcoming in future weeks, as the operation continues to follow leads it has built for several months.
Several of the individuals are charged with more serious charges, including firearm enhanced trafficking of methamphetamine and marijuana, due to a semi-automatic handgun found in the bust. Interestingly, several of the individuals who received lesser charges may still face harsh sentencing because they were already on felony probation for previous drug-related convictions.
If you are facing drug charges as part of a larger group of suspects, it is crucial to get the very best representation that you can. There is no reason to throw the rest of your life away because you got caught up with the wrong crowd. The guidance of an experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal system, protecting your rights to give you a greater chance of rebuilding a life on the other side of the charges.
Source: CBS Local KFVS, "5 arrested out of Paducah, KY on meth related charges," Jasmine Adams, March 15, 2017