A 35-year-old Wisconsin man has been indicted on a number of charges relating to drugs. The Milwaukee resident was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug charges — distributing a number of illegal substances as well as being a felon in the possession of firearms. The arrest came as part of the Department of Justice’s Operation Legend initiative.
It is alleged that the accused distributed fentanyl, methamphetamine and heroin and was in the possession of methamphetamine with the intent of distribution. The penalty for conviction is a mandatory 10 years in prison with a possible maximum life sentence. If found guilty of possessing a firearm, the accused faces a mandatory five years imprisonment and up to life in prison for bearing a firearm used for distributing drugs.
The accused was allegedly in possession of eight firearms, five of which were apparently used to further a drug trafficking crime. Operation Legend has a mandate of fighting violent crime in cities which have increased crime rates. The Milwaukee Police Department and the FBI assisted in the case.
The accused is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty and has a right to a fair trial. Conviction of drug charges comes with serious consequences and those charged would do well to obtain the advice and guidance of an experienced Wisconsin attorney. After reviewing a case, a lawyer may be able to ascertain whether the constitutional rights of a client were violated by the authorities when collecting evidence and offer ways to fight the charges.