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Strong defense may help Utah residents accused of drug crimes

Dealing with criminal charges can pose considerable complications to any person. The specific details of a case could impact what type of charges are filed, how legal proceedings move forward and what options individuals have for defending themselves. Parties who have been accused of drug crimes, or other alleged criminal activity, may begin to feel overwhelmed at the prospect of facing criminal court.

Multiple people in Utah may be experiencing these feelings after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that five state residents and one individual from another country were suspected to have been involved in an international drug trafficking ring. The situation began with the arrest of one man, and four other parties -- two men and two women -- were accused of being co-conspirators. The out-of-country person was also considered a co-conspirator.

Reports indicated that the individuals are accused of importing fentanyl and a controlled anxiety drug, and then using those supplies to make counterfeit pills. The parties stand accused of having sold 500,000 counterfeit pills in the state. Together, the six individuals allegedly involved in the drug ring face 14 charges. 

Drug crimes on an international scale can prove to be particularly complicated cases. Therefore, the Utah residents accused of the alleged criminal activity in this situation may wish to thoroughly explore their options when it comes to creating and presenting their criminal defenses. Each individual may wish to consult with his or her legal counsel in hopes of better understanding the avenues that could prove most useful when it comes to handling the allegations.

Source:, "Six indicted for alleged drug trafficking ring", Hailey Higgins, May 31, 2017

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