Federal charges filed against 3 alleged meth distributors
Facing criminal charges in Oregon or elsewhere -- regardless of the types of crimes -- is a serious matter that must be handled appropriately. However, when it comes to potential penalties such as fines and prison sentences, federal charges tend to be more serious. For this reason, defending federal charges can be more complicated than state criminal charges.
Three individuals in another state will likely be focusing on preparing their defenses in criminal court. They are all facing federal drug charges. A 27-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman are both accused of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. A 40-year-old man was accused of possession of the illegal substance and intention to distribute. According to court documents, a state drug task force along with an FBI task force initiated the investigation into a trafficking ring involving meth in June of last year.
The accused woman's home was recently searched, and federal officers say they found digital scales. She is said to have later admitted to allowing others to store meth in a storage unit and distribute it from there. One man reportedly admitted to receiving meth by mail. The third accused person's property was reportedly searched in March, at which time investigators say they seized meth, scales, guns, and ammunition along with drug ledgers.
The three accused individuals attended a recent court hearing regarding the federal drug charges. However, at this stage, they are all presumed innocent, and that can only change if -- and when -- the prosecution proves their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Oregon residents who are facing federal charges can retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney to challenge the formal accusations and fight for the best possible results.