It is an unfortunate reality of the criminal justice system that once someone has a brush in with police authorities, they find themselves in the crosshairs again and again, whether or not the original charges were dropped. If an individual even has misdemeanor charges against them, they might find themselves the target of repeated questioning by the police everything they suspect something is afoul. This is why it is important to fight drug crimes charges aggressively from the onset.
A 24-year-old man is suspected of being a ringleader of a suspected drug trafficking ring in Ohio, and it is not his first experience with the court system. According to officials, he had more than two dozen brush-ins with law enforcement, including misdemeanor drug charges dating back to 2012.
The accused was a wide receiver at his high school and also a punter on his varsity football team and a guard for the basketball team. According to officials, he first had three drug charges against him after graduation. Currently, he is suspected of being the ringleader of an organization that supplies dealers with fentanyl and heroin throughout Ohio, and allegedly has ties with a Mexican cartel. Since the ID of a separate individual involved in a separate traffic interdiction last year was found in the accused’s truck, it is possible he has ties with that person as well.
Drug charges can carry serious penalties, but the prosecution has to prove their case in court to get the conviction. Simply relying on circumstantial evidence will not be enough, and it is imperative that someone facing charges aggressively fight them as soon as possible. It might be possible to discuss one’s options with a defense attorney who can come up with a strategy that best fits their circumstances.