Trafficking and possessing drugs in Crawford County and throughout Northeast
Ohio is being tolerated less and less by the courts as heavier prison
sentences and fines are being handed down on a regular basis. As public
outrage over the opiate and heroin epidemic continue to creep into citizens
everyday lives, law enforcement and the courts are responding with a heavy hand.
A glance at the front-page of the Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum, the Marion Star,
and/or the Mansfield News Journal on any given day usually includes a
headline or two dedicated to the sentencing of some defendant in Northeast
Ohio to prison for selling or possessing large quantities of heroin, cocaine,
methamphetamine, or some other dangerous drug.
Drug trafficking or drug possession can range from a minor misdemeanor
for a small quantity of marijuana to a first degree felony with mandatory
minimum prison sentences and fines for large amounts of drugs.
For those who choose to transport drugs across state lines either themselves
or by use of a transit postal service, they may be subject to federal
charges from the Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation,
United States Marshals Office or any other federal law enforcement agency.
In federal court, the consequences of a possession or trafficking conviction
can land a suspect in federal prison for life depending on the totality
of the circumstances.
These are serious charges with serious consequences. A conviction for drug
possession or drug trafficking in Ohio state or federal court can lead
to serious jail or prison time, loss of employment, loss of a driver’s
license, loss of the right to legally own a firearm, and even compromised
voting rights – just to name a few.
If you are a state or federal suspect, or are under investigation, charged,
indicted or engaged in the sale or possession of illegal drugs call The
Stone Law Firm, LTD in Bucyrus, Ohio today for a confidential consultation
with Attorney Adam Stone to discuss your rights and defenses to these
serious, life-altering charges.