Some investigations by law enforcement agencies are very lengthy and involve multiple organizations working together. This is often the scenario when drug cases are involved. Recent arrests have been made in the western section of Tennessee for a variety of drug charges.
Officers from the Memphis Police Department reported that a task force had been conducting an investigation for around six months. Local, state and federal agencies were all involved in the investigation. A special agent with the Memphis Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation stated that the agency will continue to work with other organizations to rid neighborhoods of alleged drug networks.
Police records show that 10 individuals were arrested in Memphis, including a 59-year-old man and two men in their 20s. In addition, several men ranging in age from 27 to 42 were also arrested. All 10 suspects face charges of conspiracy to distribute and possessing more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. There are similar charges related to exceeding 5 kilograms of cocaine and 100 kilograms of marijuana. If convicted, each person may face a minimum of 10 years to life.
Facing drug charges in the state of Tennessee is a serious issue and should not be taken lightly. Anyone accused of alleged drug activity has the right to present a thorough defense. An experienced defense attorney knows how best to proceed for each individual client. A knowledgeable lawyer will take the time to understand each specific situation and evaluate any evidence pertaining to the case. A strong defense will be presented that will be designed to minimize any negative impact on a client’s life.
Source: wreg.com, “Police: 10 suspects arrested on federal drug-trafficking charges”, Taryn Graham, Nov. 10, 2017