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Law Enforcement Bust Nets Record 208 Pounds of Methamphetamine

The DEA announced a record-breaking bust that netted 208 pounds of methamphetamine, 4 pounds of heroin, nine (9) vehicles and approximately $280,000.00. Police also seized one shotgun, five (5) handguns and a silencer. A combined taskforce involving federal and local law enforcement officers executed search warrants on five (5) homes and arrested nine (9) people in connection with what has been described as a large drug smuggling operation organized by a Mexican drug cartel.

Drug Trafficking is one of the most serious crimes possible in Nevada. Possession of more than twenty-eight (28) grams (or one ounce) of Methamphetamine or another Schedule I Controlled Substance can result in a sentence of Life in Prison, as well as a $500,000.00 fine. Possession of as little as four (4) grams of a Schedule I controlled substance can also lead to drug trafficking charges and result in mandatory prison terms in State Court. Federal Drug Crimes carry equally serious, and sometimes more serious, punishments than state court offenses.

If you or someone you know is charged with drug possession or trafficking, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Drug Crimes Attorney right away. The Las Vegas Drug Crimes Lawyer can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying appropriate defenses and developing the most aggressive litigation strategy possible to protect your legal rights.