Being arrested on suspicion of drug-related crimes in Pennsylvania may present serious legal challenges for the accused. Depending on the circumstances, a person may be facing a possible lengthy prison sentence, as well as substantial monetary fines, if convicted. Those charged are not always convicted, however. One's chances for obtaining a positive outcome in a drug trafficking case may be increased by building a strong and aggressive defense with the assistance of an experienced criminal lawyer.
A former narcotics agent who worked as a police investigator on the West Coast was recently indicted by a federal grand jury for his alleged role in a drug trafficking operation. He is accused of helping to move drugs from the West to York and other Pennsylvania areas. He is said to have been working with several others in the drug trafficking scheme.
Reportedly, the 37-year-old former police officer grew substantial amounts of marijuana in California, then had it shipped across the country to various Pennsylvania regions. The drugs were supposedly transported in two separate vehicles driven by two others who have also been arrested in connection with this case. Authorities claim to have seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana and half a million in drug monies that were allegedly moved through a particular post office where one of the women now charged was employed.
Anyone arrested for federal drug trafficking in Pennsylvania will want to gain clear understanding of the law before standing before the court. A defense attorney can provide clarification and can also determine whether law enforcement agents adhered to the strict protocol and regulations that govern the search and seizure, and arrest processes. If it appears that a violation of personal rights has occurred, an attorney can act on behalf of a defendant to challenge the prosecution's alleged evidence in court.
Source: eveningsun.com, "Former drug cop indicted in Pa. pot bust", Nicole Chynoweth, March 25, 2016