Portland man wanted for federal crimes, arrested
Criminal allegations can add a considerable amount of weight to the shoulders of a Portland, Oregon, resident. This load can become even more burdensome should a resident be accused of any federal crimes. These crimes have harsher penalties and allegations that can follow someone even if they travel across the country.
A Portland, Oregon, man is now facing multiple charges including federal weapons offenses, drug trafficking, and money laundering. The 40-year-old man was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and the Las Vegas Criminal Apprehension Team members while he was staying in the city of Las Vegas.
Last January, officers searched for the man together with a group of others who were included in a federal indictment. Officers later found out that the man was supposedly hiding with Bloods gang members.
The man is now facing several charges for federal drug offenses including possession and intent of distributing cocaine. He was also charged with possessing a firearm in relation to drug trafficking and money laundering. He is now being detained in a Nevada detention facility under the custody of U.S. Marshalls and is awaiting his extradition to Oregon.
Crimes on a federal level, besides having harsher penalties, can severely tarnish a Portland resident's reputation. Even after serving time in prison, a resident may find it hard to re-adapt oneself with a new community. Relationship troubles with family and friends also typically accompany a convicted felon who may also face decreased employment opportunities as well.
In any case, the best possible scenario for an accused is to either seek a plea deal to reduce the charges significantly or fight for the dismissal of the charges. Whichever route a Portland resident chooses, they should understand their legal options.