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Men from Washington and Idaho face federal drug charges

While the state of Washington is often viewed as lenient when it comes to drug crimes, the truth is that local residents can still face serious drug charges despite the high-profile legalization of marijuana. Recently, a trio of men from both Washington and Idaho were arrested on federal drug charges following an indictment from a federal grand jury. If convicted, the men could face several years in prison.

The three men were taken into custody during separate arrest incidents. Per one criminal complaint, a 40-year-old man was arrested after a confidential informant bought over 40 grams of methamphetamine from the man on two different occasions. As a result, the Lewiston resident now stands accused of distribution of methamphetamine. A conviction would carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years behind bars. A 55-year-old man from Post Falls was also arrested for distributing methamphetamine. He too faces a potential half-decade prison sentence.

A third individual, a 34-year-old man from Pullman, was also arrested on federal charges. Federal agents had searched the man's car in a Walmart store parking lot. According to reports, the agents discovered about 50 grams of heroin and almost 120 grams of methamphetamine in the man's vehicle. As a result of the search, the man now faces charges of possession with intent to distribute both methamphetamine and heroin.

 As is sometimes the case in federal drug crimes cases, a slew of different agencies were involved in the investigations. They included the DEA, the FBI, the Idaho State Police and the Nez Perce Tribal Police and Nez Perce Sheriff's Office. Facing charges from these agencies can be an intimidating experience and merits a strong defense. Obtaining qualified counsel can begin with taking one's case to a Spokane drug crimes attorney.   

Source: The Spokesman-Review, "Three arrested in Idaho, Washington on federal drug charges," Aug. 21, 2015 

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