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Heroin hotline allegedly used for federal drug trafficking

Anyone accused of a drug crime in Florida understands the serious impact it can have on one's life. Events leading up to an arrest can be stressful, especially when law enforcement agents have conducted a search of a person's vehicle or residence. Facing federal drug trafficking charges brings about immediate and potentially long-term changes in a person's life.

Often, key factors in overcoming the legal challenges of facing serious drug charges in court are solid legal counsel and an aggressive defense. It is advisable to retain the help of an experienced criminal lawyer to build a strong defense. An attorney can investigate the situation to determine whether the charges applied to the case are appropriate to the situation and whether any personal rights have been violated during or following an arrest.

A recent incident involved a group of people who are accused of setting up a telephone hot-line to sell heroin. Authorities claim that the group changed the phone number often and would text potential customers to alert them of the changes. Thus far, 11 people have been placed under arrest, and authorities say they are looking for at least one other person.

Those supposedly involved in the federal drug trafficking scheme are said to have made substantial amounts of money from drug sales in the past year. A criminal defense attorney experienced in representing clients at the federal level would be able to offer guidance in a similar situation. Due to the potential seriousness of the outcome, a person accused of such crimes in Florida is advised to request legal help as soon as possible after an arrest.

Source:, "Federal investigators bust I-Drive drug ring using 'heroin hotline'", Amanda Castro, Feb. 25, 2016

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