Drug Trafficking

What are the penalties for federal marijuana trafficking charges?

While views on marijuana use have changed across the country, the federal government has not relaxed its stance on the drug. While many states have chosen to decriminalize marijuana use and possession, the sale of marijuana is often treated harshly no matter where you are. The same is true in federal court. Utah residents may …

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Drug trafficking charges can be serious — protect your rights

Unlike some other areas of the law, the criminal code governing drug laws is very complex. These laws vary greatly depending on a wide number of factors. These factors can include a person’s intent, the amount of drugs a person has, the type of drug a person has, whether the person has a criminal record, …

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Salt Lake City police seize 31 pounds of heroin

Charges for drug trafficking are very serious. Unlike charges for drug possession charges, drug trafficking charges are almost always serious felonies that result in long prison sentences, large fines, probation and more. These penalties can make it difficult for the accused to find employment or stable housing. Convicted felons also lose their right to vote, …

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Drug trafficking charges filed against Ogden man

Many people understand that it is illegal for Utah residents to use, possess or sell illegal drugs like marijuana, cocaine or heroin. However, it is also illegal for people to sell or use prescription drugs without a prescription from a licensed doctor. The penalties for selling prescription drugs are similar to selling any other type …

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Multi-state investigation leads to drug charges for three men

On behalf of Greg Smith & Associates posted in Drug Trafficking on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 People may think that police departments work alone to solve crimes. While in some cases this might be true, in many situations, police departments work with all sorts of law enforcement officials in order to arrest and charge individuals. …

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Court: UHP Stop Did Not Violate Drug Trafficker’s Rights

In our last post we discussed the appeal of a California man who was arrested in Utah for marijuana possession. The arrest followed a Summit County traffic stop during a saturation patrol by the Utah Highway Patrol. UHP officers heard from California officials that the marijuana crop would be harvested that November, so they decided …

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Drug Trafficker Makes Constitutional Claim After Traffic Stop

An alleged drug trafficker recently made an interesting constitutional argument while appealing his drug trafficking charges. Utah Highway Patrol officers allegedly found 105 pounds of marijuana in the man’s car after it was stopped on a rural stretch of Interstate 80 in Summit County in November of 2008. The UHP was conducting a high volume …

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Authorities charge Utah man with meth distribution

A 37-year-old man from Roy, Utah, is facing methamphetamine distribution charges after Box Elder County and the FBI conducted a joint sting operation. Authorities accuse the man of distributing drugs for a Mexican drug cartel. Drug distribution charges are serious and can result in lengthy prison sentences. If convicted, the man may serve up to …

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