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What is Methamphetamine? Understanding Meth Trafficking

Methamphetamine is an addictive substance related to amphetamine. The sale and distribution of methamphetamine is taken extremely seriously by authorities. If you are accused of methamphetamine trafficking at the state or federal level you should contact an experienced methamphetamine trafficking defense attorney as soon as possible.

Meth Facts

Methamphetamine, commonly known as “meth” is an addictive stimulant that is becoming more common. According to the United States Sentencing Commission, Methamphetamine trafficking offenders have increased by 28.8% since 2018.

“Meth” is known in popular culture as the drug in the TV Show “Breaking Bad.” Meth is a common street drug that can be swallowed, smoked or snorted, or it can be dissolved in water or alcohol. It is a Schedule II controlled substance, which means that it is one of the top prohibited federal substances. The penalties for meth trafficking at the federal level are severe. For trafficking 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine or 500 grams of mixture you can be charged with 10 years for a first offense and 20 years for a second offense. Methamphetamine is a Class B drug in Massachusetts. If you are convicted of trafficking meth, it can result in 15-20 years in prison and/or a fine of $50,000-$500,000.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Accused of Meth Trafficking?

To be accused of federal methamphetamine trafficking, the quantities involved must be large and the drug must have been distributed beyond state lines or federal agents must have been involved in the arrest. If you have been accused of trafficking meth at the state or federal level, it’s important that you take action to defend your rights as soon as possible.

State and federal authorities are cracking down on trafficking schedule I and II drugs. Federal drug trafficking sentencing can increase if a drug causes death or serious injury. Because of the risks associated with these drugs, prosecutors will pursue harsh sentences. You should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are being investigated for methamphetamine trafficking or you have been accused of methamphetamine trafficking.

At Dhar Law, LLP, we are methamphetamine trafficking attorneys who have decades of experience defending serious drug trafficking cases in state and federal courts. We draw on our extensive experience to hold law enforcement accountable for the charges they bring against you. Prosecutors can’t convict you beyond reasonable doubt unless they have reliable evidence that has been gathered in the proper way. If you or someone you know has been accused of methamphetamine trafficking and there is a language barrier we provide translation services to help explain your rights. Please contact us to learn more about how we can assist you with your case.


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