Federal prosecutors charged 16 people with drug possession, drug trafficking and weapons offenses. The operation used the US Postal Service to deliver drug packages to Michigan, New York, Ohio and South Carolina. Proceeds from the sales were returned to the operation in California.
The group operated between 2016 and 2018. In addition to using the US Postal Service to ship drugs, the conspirators also used private transportation. Federal investigators seized about 170 pounds of cocaine, 150 pounds of methamphetamine and 20 pounds of heroin. They also seized nearly 1,000 fentanyl pills and about $2M in cash.
If convicted, the defendants face between 10 years and life in prison. The majority of those arrested will face trial in federal court in Los Angeles. Three individuals will face trial in Ohio and South Carolina.
Federal drug possession attorney
When you face charges for federal drug possession, hire an experienced federal drug possession attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has 35 years of experience in federal criminal defense. He takes criminal defense cases in any US District Court. He also takes state-level cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
More than half of all people incarcerated in the federal prison system today are serving time for drug offenses. Federal prosecutors are very good at securing convictions on federal drug charges. To defend yourself, you need the assistance of an experienced, aggressive federal criminal defense lawyer.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he simply works hard to get the charges against his clients reduced or dropped. When that is not possible, he will work toward the best possible resolution to their cases.
Don’t settle for inexperience when you need to defend yourself in federal court. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County drug possession case.
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