When anyone in Washington is charged with a crime, or even if he or she has reason to believe there is a criminal investigation underway, it is essential to act quickly. The ultimate outcome might depend largely on the quality and timeliness of a criminal defense. Securing legal counsel would likely have been the first thing 10 suspected methamphetamine traffickers did after their recent arrest.
Reportedly, arrests took place, and federal charges were filed after the execution of search warrants at 30 different locations. According to law enforcement reports, the search and seizure procedures yielded 20 pounds of methamphetamines, 10 pounds of heroin, 18 firearms, and cash exceeding $500,000. Authorities say this action followed an investigation that started six months ago.
A U.S. attorney says 12 other individuals were arrested, some of which now face federal charges for allegedly bringing heroin into Skagit County at a rate of two kilograms per week. Further reports indicate that law enforcement acted upon information obtained from drug purchasers. They say the informers allegedly bought drugs from various members of the drug ring.
What is said and done from the moment of the arrest on criminal charges can affect the outcome of the case. There is no time to waste in securing the services of an experienced Washington criminal defense attorney. A lawyer who can launch an independent investigation can build a defense on the actual facts of the case. Along with other aspects, the attorney can scrutinize the charges and the evidence along with the procedures used during the search and seizure procedures. Based on those facts, the lawyer can work to achieve the best possible outcome.