A Texas man is facing a federal prison sentence because of his role in a criminal operation that involved drug crimes. The man was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. After his trial, he was sentenced to 235 months in a federal penitentiary, a sentence that reflects the serious nature of the allegations and charges against him.
Details of a drug trafficking operation
During the trial, the prosecution presented evidence of an extensive drug trafficking operation that took place from 2014 to 2016. The prosecution alleged that the operation moved drugs through the Houston area for distribution throughout the United States. Reportedly, there were at least 16 people involved in the operation.
The man was arrested at the culmination of an extensive investigation. Authorities seized extensive amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin, as well as $2.5 million in cash. Federal authorities prosecute drug trafficking crimes to the fullest extent of the law, and those convicted of these types of crimes likely face an extensive prison sentence.
The right defense
Those facing federal drug trafficking charges will benefit from the experienced guidance of an experienced Texas defense attorney. With a thoughtfully prepared defense strategy, one will be in a better position to confront the charges brought against him or her. An attorney will also advocate for the rights of the defendant at every step of the criminal justice process.