Learn the best defenses for federal criminal Fentanyl cases under drug trafficking 21 U.S. Code § 841 and drug importation 21 U.S. Code § 952.
One of the big ticket items for federal prosecutors across the country now are these federal drug Fentanyl cases. Fentanyl is an opioid but it's a very powerful synthetic opioid that people are ingesting and dying in record numbers.
When you compare it to an opioid like Oxycodone, which is not nearly as powerful, Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more powerful sometimes and a lot of people are overdosing on it and being killed. It's highly addictive and it's really causing havoc throughout America.
Having done federal criminal defense in these big drug crime cases for the last 26 years, I'm seeing prosecutors and federal agents — the DEA, ICE and all the federal agencies — really targeting these Fentanyl cases — trying to find these people who are selling Fentanyl.
Federal Law Enforcement Targeting Fentanyl Cases
Interestingly, a lot of these drug dealers are claiming that they're selling Oxycodone, but in reality, they're selling Fentanyl. I think because it's probably less expensive and easier to get.
It's highly addictive and they can make a lot of money from it.
What they don't realize is that it is so powerful that a lot of their customers are killing themselves with the Fentanyl and the government has really taken some strides in trying to stop the distribution and movement of these Fentanyl drugs.
Anytime I see them getting wind that somebody's involved with Fentanyl, they're going to prosecute the person and try to put them in federal prison for a long time.
When they talk to people who are cooperators, they're really trying to convince those people to give them information about people who are moving Fentanyl throughout the United States.
Whether it be in Los Angeles, California where my main office is based out of, or any of the states in the nation. If they see that it's coming in internationally, they will put resources, time, money and manpower into stamping it out.
Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Federal Drug Cases
They will track down who is involved in the movement of Fentanyl, who's involved in the manufacturing, who's involved in the sale, and they will come after them and try to put these people away for 10, 15, 20 years on some of these mandatory minimum sentences that are available to the federal prosecutors.
So, if you or a loved one is charged with distribution, sale, trafficking of Fentanyl, pick up the phone. Make the call. Ask to speak to Ron Hedding. Sometimes the feds don't have it right.
Sometimes they're looking at the person being charged in a very serious manner, when they should be looking to other people who might be involved.
Perhaps they've got the wrong idea about the person they are targeting and the defense attorney really needs to put things in perspective.
They can show the prosecutors what it takes in order to properly defend a drug case when somebody is being wrongfully accused or being viewed at by the government in the wrong light.
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