Three men here in Ohio are facing federal charges for possession of drugs. The FBI raided a regular neighborhood hangout and allegedly seized drugs and more than $10,000 in cash from two homes connected with the case. All three of the men suspected by the authorities to be involved have been charged with federal drug crimes and may face a prison sentence ranging from 10 years to life if they are convicted.
According to the investigators, the place was on the radar of the police department for several years. All three men apparently have prior criminal records, and one of them was also accused of running an illegal gambling operation. That man is also charged with illegal gun possession. According to the FBI, it was a long-term investigation targeting these men for their narcotics distribution. Specifically, they were charged with bringing into the area, packaging and attempting to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl.
All three men will now face federal drug charges that allege they were involved manufacturing, storing, distributing or using controlled substances in communities and places of business, all of which are federal drug-related offences. If the federal charges are proved against these three men, they may face stiffer penalties for the gun and drug charges and additional prison time.
Federal laws are strict towards people facing drugs charges – often more so that the penalties seen under state law. A drug charge conviction can have serious consequences. Therefore, the accused may want to act quickly, working with an experienced legal professional who can review the investigators’ evidence and conduct, and build up strategies that can help the accused with the strongest defense possible.