Drug distribution and trafficking includes selling, importing, or transporting illegal drugs into the USA
The most common drugs distributed and trafficked include cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and Methamphetamines.
Drugs associated with the club scene are also distributed and trafficked. These “club drugs” include ecstasy (MDMA), GHB, and Rohypnol.
Possessing illegal substances with the intent to sell them, and possessing and distributing illegal steroids also falls into the classification of drug distribution and trafficking.
Likewise, you can be charged with drug distribution and trafficking for possessing and intending to sell legal prescription drugs. You must have a prescription to obtain drugs legally. If anyone forges a prescription for drugs (including the medical use of marijuana) they can also be charged with drug distribution and trafficking.
Federal penalties for drug charges are serious. However, most penalties depend upon the amount of drug that was trafficked or distributed, along with the type of drug that is being distributed. Also, the area where the drugs were distributed will also impact the penalty. If someone was charged with distributing drugs in an area where minor children were present, a harsher sentence will be handed down.
Drug offenses are federal charges with serious penalties.
If you have been charged with drug distribution or trafficking, it is important to meet with a qualified criminal defense attorney who will examine the charges against you and determine the nature of the evidence in your case.
Sometimes, evidence is obtained through illegal search and procedure methods and an experienced attorney can speak up on your behalf. In many cases where evidence was obtained illegally, a criminal defense attorney is able to get the charges reduced and sometimes even dismissed.