A Michigan man is facing serious criminal allegations for his role in a scheme that allegedly involved the shipment of drugs in and out of the state. According to reports, the drugs were shipped via the U.S. Postal Service in packages of cat litter. He is officially charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, mailing injurious articles and possession of firearms as part of a trafficking scheme.
An in-depth investigation and arrest
The arrest and subsequent criminal charges were the result of a lengthy in-depth investigation that began last year. Law enforcement officers were alerted to possible criminal activity when a postal worker pulled a cat litter package for inspection, apparently discovering that both the sender and recipient were fake names. At that point, a K-9 unit was called to inspect the package, and police say they found fentanyl inside the litter.
Reportedly, police were able to track the defendant after he called to check on the status of his package. He supposedly confirmed that it was cat litter. Other details of the investigation and arrest are not known, including other possible evidence against the defendant.
The consequences of trafficking
Drug trafficking is a federal offense, which means that the stakes are higher and the penalties more severe. Anyone facing this type of criminal allegation would be wise to take immediate action to learn about the specific defense options available to him or her. With the guidance of an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney, it may be possible for one to effectively confront the prosecution’s case and fight for the most beneficial outcome.