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Drug Distribution & Trafficking Charges

Defense Against Drug Distribution, Trafficking & Manufacturing Charges

Minneapolis attorney applies more than 20 years of experience to fight government accusations

If you are under investigation or have been accused of drug distribution, drug trafficking and/or drug manufacturing, you could be in serious trouble. Between the state of Minnesota and the federal government, vast resources are tasked with building strong prosecution against drug dealers with only one goal in mind: putting offenders behind bars for a long time.

At Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC, we have the experience to help minimize your risks and keep your freedom in any state or federal courtroom. We know prosecution uses aggressive tactics and we fight back in the same way. At the same time, we have earned the respect of our peers in the legal community. Our arguments are well researched and well founded.

We represent clients who face the following drug charges:

  • Narcotics trafficking
  • Manufacturing of methamphetamine
  • Growing marijuana
  • Operating a meth lab
  • Manufacturing illegal prescription drugs
  • Conspiring to manufacture or distribute drugs

Understanding the differences between distributing, trafficking and manufacturing drugs

Drug charges can be complex and are based on the type of drug and the amount of the drug involved. Under the Controlled Substances Act, the federal government has classified controlled substances that could lead to drug abuse into groups and schedules.

  • Drug distribution — The act of drug distribution involves selling, furnishing or delivering a controlled substance. Often, offenders are identified through informants or undercover police officers. Penalties for this felony can be severe and can increase if the act of selling occurred within three miles of a school or university campus. Selling to a minor also has serious consequences.
  • Drug trafficking — Charges depend on the amount of the drug involved and do not require the physical movement of the drug across state or national borders. Drug possession could involve drug trafficking charges if the amount is significant.
  • Drug manufacturing — Drug manufacturing is defined as preparation or completed acts to produce, propagate, compound or process an illegal drug or substance. It can involve extraction from a plant, such as marijuana from the cannabis plant or cocaine from the leaves of the coca plant, or synthesis through a chemical process, such as the production of methamphetamine.

Contact us for your free initial drug crime consultation

Since 1986, Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC in Minneapolis has helped those accused of drug distribution, drug trafficking and drug manufacturing minimize their risks and keep their freedom. Let us do the same for you. Call us at (612) 605-6020 or contact us online. We take calls 24/7 to handle emergencies.