When Arkansas law enforcement moves forward with an investigation into drug crimes, it will be relentless in its pursuit and in attempting to secure convictions for the alleged crimes. This is especially true when the case involves heroin. For people who are arrested as part of these investigations, it is imperative to understand how harshly prosecutors will treat people who are said to be involved with selling heroin and the penalties that accompany a conviction. Having a law firm that handles drug crimes is vital for a strong defense.
A man may need one of these strong defenses after he was arrested as one of the final suspects in an extensive investigation into heroin sales. The 35-year-old was taken into custody at a residence. He is facing charges of delivering heroin. This particular offense is a felony with the possibility of 20 years in jail. He is also facing two felony warrants issued after he failed to appear.
There were a total of 13 people arrested during the course of this drug investigation, which apparently was sparked by law enforcement being informed that that there was a heroin distribution network in the area. Guns and the drugs were purchased from these suspects, some of whom had ties to other states. Seven people had been taken into custody before this latest arrest, and one final suspect is being sought.
Given the ongoing problem of opioids in the U.S., it is no surprise that there is an aggressive attempt on the part of the government, prosecutors, and law enforcement to catch those who are alleged to be involved in the heroin and similar drug trade. These long-term investigations often lead to many arrests. However, there are times when law enforcement officials overstep their bounds and act in nonconformity with the law, thereby trampling rights and arresting innocent individuals. In these situations, it is wise to have a strong legal defense with which to fight the charges.
While allegations like those discussed above are serious, it does not mean there is no avenue of defense for those who are accused. A law firm that is experienced in drug crimes should be considered for assistance with developing an aggressive defense.