Drug trafficking is a serious crime that comes with considerable time in prison if the person is convicted. In many cases, individuals are able to run the drugs for a while before they are caught. Two recent drug busts in Montgomery County highlight this point. These two events were announced in the same week by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
The two busts come after an investigation that spanned almost a year. The first one netted two arrests of men who are accused of transporting various types of drugs, including heroin and methamphetamine, in the Miami Valley area. The second one led to the arrest of four individuals in connection with alleged cocaine trafficking.
On top of the drugs that were recovered, officers also got thousands of dollars in cash and guns in these busts. While news of the drugs and guns getting taken off the streets is reason to rejoice for many people, it is imperative to remember that the men and woman who were arrested are presumed innocent until they are proven guilty in court.
With the severity of drug trafficking charges in mind, anyone facing these charges should learn their defense options. These penalties include as few as six months in prison for a small amount of marijuana up to 11 years or more for more considerable amounts of cocaine.
Choosing a defense strategy and customizing it to the case can help you to fight the charges in a way you are most comfortable with. These might include considering a plea deal or going to a trial before a jury.
Source: WKEF/WRGT, "Cocaine, Meth, guns and cash seized in two large drug busts in Montgomery Co.," Feb. 13, 2018