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Category: Drug Crimes


Colorado Cops Now Carrying Drugs to Combat Opiate Overdoses
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Opioid use, abuse, and addiction are currently at an all-time high.
 
To really put things in perspective: overdosing on drugs is the leading cause of accidental death here in the United States. Where does opioid addiction fit into that? It is responsible for nearly half of these deaths. In raw numbers, of the 52,404 fatal drug overdoses in 2015, 12,990 deaths are related to heroin, and 20,101 are related… Continue reading this article

Charged for Using a Phone? If Drug Crimes Are Involved, Yes
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The everyday items that play a part in drug crimes are very important to law enforcement officials. Because of this, they are legally allowed to confiscate items such as cars, homes, and cash that could have been used in the drug crimes.
 
If an item like a phone is used, not only will that item be confiscated… it will also add more criminal charges to the individual’s record.… Continue reading this article

Colorado Senate May Make Civil Forfeiture in Drug Cases Harder
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There are plenty of things that are unfair about the way that Colorado handles drug charges and convictions. Nonviolent drug offenses can put you behind bars for longer than some violent crimes. Drugs associated with certain minority groups come with harsher penalties than similar drugs more commonly used by the majority – and statistics have long shown that, regardless of the type of drug charge – minority groups are… Continue reading this article

What Are Colorado “Drug Diversions?”
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When you think of big drug crimes, something resembling the plot of Breaking Bad may enter your mind. You might imagine large-scale drug trafficking rings of heroin or cocaine that are run by violent drug dealers who live a lavish life in secrecy.
 
Does this really match the reality, though? Sometimes. Not all drug crimes involve dealers making and selling illegal drugs, however. Drug diversion is a crime… Continue reading this article

A Guide to Mandatory Minimums for Drug Trafficking
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When we talk about the sentencing guidelines for criminal offenses in Colorado, they’re just that – guidelines. Aggravating and mitigating factors, as well as the amount of charges and a judge’s own discretion, all work together as factors that make up the final sentence.
 
At the federal level, these rules are a little different. One of the biggest policies that affects sentencing at the federal level is mandatory… Continue reading this article

Federal Drug Trafficking Case against FedEx Dropped
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After two years of a federal indictment hanging over their heads, FedEx has received some good news: drug trafficking charges against them have been dropped.
 
FedEx was indicted in 2014 on charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to launder money, and multiple other counts. They pleaded not guilty.
 
The crimes allegedly began in the early 2000s when FedEx started shipping drugs (strong sleep aids, painkillers,… Continue reading this article

Astronomical Use of Illicit Drugs Calls for Help, Not Punishment
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Colorado has been given a spotlight in national news for its legalization of recreational marijuana, but by focusing on this one drug, other issues within the state have been swept under the rug.
 
Ignoring the abuse of other drugs in Colorado means turning a blind eye to an epidemic in our state. When it comes to prescription drugs and opiate abuse, Colorado has a big drug problem. And… Continue reading this article

Colorado Drug Possession: Everything but Marijuana
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With recreational marijuana being legal here, many Coloradans might forget that marijuana is the only legal drug. Other drugs and controlled substances are still against the law.
 
Some might hold out hope for the legalization of other illicit substances – but they shouldn’t hold their breath. A recent poll shows that when it comes to other drugs such as LSD, mushrooms, cocaine, heroin, meth, MDMA, and ibogaine, Americans… Continue reading this article

Mexican Cartel Drug Trafficking Decreases – Colorado’s Increases
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As long as drugs are illegal, there will be drug trafficking. And even though marijuana is now legal in Colorado, it’s still illegal in other states and countries, which creates a drug trafficking issue.
 
Since marijuana was legalized in Colorado and Washington, 70 percent of Mexican drug cartels have seen a decrease in their marijuana profits. This decrease is prompting Mexico to consider its own legalization of marijuana.
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What Happens If I Violate My Probation?
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Unfortunately, even after paying your dues in the eyes of the court, you may still be placed on probation for a crime once committed. In some cases, probation is an incredibly restrictive situation to find yourself in, and one that can be confusing and frustrating all at once. However, it is exponentially better than going to prison or jail.
 
If you’re having issues keeping with or understanding your… Continue reading this article

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