Currently, law enforcement is putting a great deal of effort into fighting the so-called war on drugs. In some instances, local, state and federal officials work in concert when pursuing those who they believe are transporting or distributing controlled substances. Anyone who is considered a person of interest in drug crime-related activity could be a target for arrest and prosecution.
The extent of the energy expended in attempting to halt drug trafficking is demonstrated by "Hustle Hard," an operation that is part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Louisiana State Police, the DEA and several local Louisiana police departments are all part of the program.
The task force is responsible for the recent arrests and eventual sentencing of six individuals who were allegedly part of a cocaine conspiracy that is said to have taken place in Texas and Northwest Louisiana. The defendants received varying prison sentences of up to 42 months in duration.
The sort of coordinated effort executed by the OCDETF is capable of ensnaring many people in its net. If you ever find yourself as part of a similar series of arrests, remember the manner in which the arrest is carried out must adhere to all applicable laws as well as the constitution. A violation of your rights could lead to a lessening of charges or perhaps even the dismissal of your case.
Being arrested on drug charges can leave your life hanging in the balance. Seeking a sound legal approach to your defense would be an appropriate move to consider. A Louisiana drug crimes attorney could examine the details of your arrest to see if any legal processes were not handled properly. The attorney could then help you decide how you wish to proceed.
Source: KTAL NBC 6, "Dallas woman sentenced for transporting cocaine from Dallas to Shreveport," Nancy Cook, Oct. 25, 2014