The use and trafficking of illegal drugs continues to be a serious problem in Louisiana. While the opioid crisis has seen some decline, the use and trafficking of cocaine and methamphetamine appears to be on the rise. Two men have recently been arrested. Anyone under arrest and facing charges for drug crimes is entitled to a criminal defense.
The arrests followed an extensive undercover investigation carried out by local law enforcement officers. During the course of the investigation, multiple purchases of crack cocaine, methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana were successfully carried out by undercover agents. This led to the issuing of the arrest warrants.
One of the men, who is from Claiborne Parish, faces charges on three counts of illegal distribution of a controlled substance. The other, from Webster Parish, faces charges of transporting illegal drugs with the intent to distribute. The man from Claiborne Parish has bond set at $125,500, and the other man’s bond is set at $100,000.
Facing drug charges in Louisiana can be very unsettling for those accused. It is important to remember that anyone facing charges is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. There are procedures and rules that must be adhered to in the process of an undercover investigation. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can assist the accused in helping to ensure that such procedures were appropriately adhered to in Louisiana. A lawyer can also advise the client as to what legal options are available and apprise the client of his or her rights during the criminal justice process.