Federal charges have the potential to bring serious consequences if convicted of these types of offenses. Someone convicted of a federal crime could serve an extensive prison sentence and face other penalties that could alter the rest of his or her life, including a permanent mark on a criminal record. A Michigan man was recently sentenced to almost four years in prison for the distribution of methamphetamine, as well as supervised release after he gets out.
Details of a drug distribution scheme
The man was arrested at the conclusion of an investigation that resulted in the defendant selling approximately 24 grams of meth to a confidential informant. The defendant also admitted that he sold meth and fentanyl to a confidential informant two other times. After these interactions, the defendant again came to the attention of law enforcement as he was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police.
During the stop, the man admitted to having crack in his possession at the time, as well as $3,500 in cash that he admitted was the proceeds of drug distribution. He also told police that the drugs in his possession were intended for sale. His latest arrest and sentence were the result of an investigation by local law enforcement and a drug task force.
A defense against federal charges
Federal drug charges carry serious penalties. Any Michigan defendant facing these charges will benefit from seeking experienced defense counsel at every step of the criminal justice process. Working with an experienced attorney can provide insight regarding the best way to confront charges and fight for the best possible outcome.