Not only has America's "war on drugs" been a monumental failure (given that the current epidemic of opioid addiction is a near-constant subject in the news these days) -- it's been an international failure as well.
Do you ever wonder why only a few people end up committing white collar crimes like embezzlement or money laundering?
You've been charged with a federal crime (or, more likely, several -- since the prosecutor will probably tack on as many as possible in hopes of gaining an easier conviction). Despite your best efforts and the efforts of your attorneys, you've been convicted and are now facing sentencing.
When is an ordinary bag of cotton candy an object of suspicion and a possible sign of drug trafficking?