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Twelve Year Sentence For Methamphetamine Conspiracy Conviction: What Is A Methamphetamine Conspiracy? How Do You Fight Federal Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Charges?

Many people are not aware that if you are convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime you often receive the same punishments as if you had carried out the crime. Methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy charges are serious because methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance, which means the federal government punishes any crime involving methamphetamine very severely.

In recent news, Jacob Parlin, 44, from Maine was convicted by a federal jury of one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and five years of supervised release for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy spanning Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Northern California. He was identified as a trusted business partner of co-defendant Harry Tam, also known as “Legendary H.” Parlin was apprehended in New Hampshire in possession of approximately 880 grams of pure methamphetamine. His arrest was part of a broader investigation that led to the indictment of ten individuals in December 2021.

What is a Federal Drug Trafficking Conspiracy?

The federal government considers methamphetamine to be a highly dangerous and addictive substance. This means that for any charges of possession, intent to distribute, or conspiracy to possess or distribute, higher quantities will result in more serious charges. Conspiracy to traffic 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine or 500 grams of mixture is punishable at 10 years for a first offense and 20 years for a second offense.

Prosecutors have to prove that two or more people were involved in an agreement to distribute a controlled substance to convict someone for federal drug trafficking conspiracy. However, prosecutors don’t have to prove that individuals made a direct agreement to distribute a drug in order to prove a drug conspiracy. Larger quantities of drugs can be used as proof that two or more people were involved in a federal drug trafficking conspiracy.

If you are being investigated by federal agents for federal drug trafficking, it’s critical that you act without delay to protect your rights. At Dhar Law, LLP, we have decades of experience fighting serious drug charges in state and federal courts. We build a robust case to hold prosecutors accountable for evidence linking you to any alleged drug conspiracy. Please contact us at (617) 880-6155 to speak to a member of our experienced methamphetamine conspiracy defense team.


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