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Category: Drug Trafficking


Intent to Sell: When Colorado Possession Becomes Trafficking
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Three people were recently arrested in Longmont for allegedly intending to distribute cocaine. The arrests were made after a two-month-long investigation by the Boulder County Drug Task Force.  All three suspects face felony charges for suspicion of unlawful cocaine possession with intent to distribute
 
The investigation was initiated when an informant gave information about a potential cocaine dealer in the area. Undercover officers then set up a sting… Continue reading this article

Is It “Trafficking” If You Receive a Large Amount of Drugs in Colorado?
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Drug trafficking is one of the most confusing legal concepts out there. As most people understand it, trafficking means moving something from one place to another illegally.
 
So why then were six men recently indicted for being involved in a drug trafficking ring after receiving heroin from outside of the state? Wouldn’t they have had to attempt to transport those drugs somewhere else for drug trafficking charges to… Continue reading this article

What It Means in Colorado to Get a Drug Trafficking Charge
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On August 3, a father and son were arrested on drug trafficking charges in Pueblo. Their case is a good example of how our state levies drug trafficking charges and what you can expect if you find yourself charged.
 
Let’s take a look.
 
Investigating an Alleged Father and Son Drug Trafficking Team
 
The authorities worked with a confidential source for months to monitor the trafficking activity of… 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

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

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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