The federal government takes drug crimes seriously. They have virtually unlimited resources to prosecute these crimes and aggressively prosecutes serious drug crimes. If a person is facing federal drug crimes charges, they can be scared and stressed over the situation. Recently, dozens of people were arrested on various serious drug crimes charges on the West Side.
Major drug investigation culminates in dozens of arrests
The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois recently announced that 26 people are facing criminal charges after a federal drug investigation. Federal officials purchased fentanyl-laced heroin and crack cocaine on two dozen undercover purchases over a three-month period this past summer. Thirteen people were arrested over the summer for drug and firearm related charges while an additional thirteen people were arrested for drug conspiracy.
One of those arrested was identified as operating the drug trafficking organization in the East Garfield Park neighborhood and allegedly distributed over 124 grams of fentanyl laced heroin and 38 grams of cocaine. The dealers working within the organization used a phone line to arrange deliveries and organize sales. Eleven of the dealers have been charged. The investigation included the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Chicago Police Department, and Cook County Sheriff, among others.
Drug crimes attorney
The federal government aggressively prosecutes those who are involved in major drug activity. If a person is facing federal drug charges it may be in their best interest to contact an attorney who specializes in drug crimes. An attorney understands that their client will benefit greatly by having an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend their rights. They can carefully examine the case against their client and will work diligently to have any evidence suppressed and the case dismissed if at all possible. A reduction in sentence may also be a possibility.
Those who are facing drug crimes in the Chicago area should know that they have legal rights. An attorney can help their client tell their side of the story and protect their future.