Police reported last Friday that the brother of a notorious Mexican drug lord of the 1980s was jailed for 17 years for taking part in a marijuana smuggling racket. He was sentenced last Thursday by a federal judge in Colorado. Following the 17-year sentence will be two years of supervised release. He was charged with heading a crime syndicate that imported and distributed marijuana in the U.S. from 1983-1994.
The man, alias “Michael Jackson,” admitted to trafficking over 100 tons of marijuana between 1985 and 1988 and sending over 100 million dollars to Mexico. He had been released to U.S. authorities last year after spending several years in a Mexican prison. The brother of the convicted is currently incarcerated in a maximum-security prison in Mexico for the murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officer.
Being charged with a drug offense can have serious effects on a person’s livelihood. In the U.S., all persons accused of offenses are innocent until proven guilty. Often times, people who are accused of committing drug crimes are unaware of their rights and options for legal counsel and defense. If you have been accused of a drug crime, contact an experienced Colorado Springs criminal drug defense attorney who can help you build a strong defense.
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