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Category Archives: Drug Possession


California Meth Seized by Minnesota Law Enforcement
California Meth Seized by Minnesota Law Enforcement
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Minnesota, like many states, takes drug trafficking incredibly seriously – and the law reflects that.

 

In fact, a few years ago Minnesota made some changes to existing laws regarding controlled substances. Now, those found guilty of trafficking controlled substances face severe penalties.

 

Three accused people are about to experience the harshness of Minnesota drug trafficking laws.

 

After a six-month investigation, Minnesota law enforcement made three arrests in connection with methamphetamine trafficking that stretched all the way


Got MN Teens at Home Over Spring Break? Here’s Common Mischief We See
Got MN Teens at Home Over Spring Break? Here’s Common Mischief We See
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Spring break is an exciting time for teenagers. Hey, we all need a break from the stresses of life — school, in their case — and enjoy a week of fun, right?

 

The problem is, sometimes spring break isn’t just all fun and games. It is common for teenagers to cross the line into engaging in acts of mischief while school is out, too.

 

Below are some of the most common acts that are seen during this


Face Minnesota Drug Charges in Treatment Court If You Suffer Addiction
Face Minnesota Drug Charges in Treatment Court If You Suffer Addiction
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Anybody can become addicted to drugs, whether it’s opioids, meth, or heroin, and as we all well know, any kind of drug or alcohol addiction can impact your judgment. The real problem arises when these issues result in criminal behavior and unwise decisions.

 

If you find yourself in such a situation, you might be able to pay your penance and turn your life around without serving years in jail.

 

In Minnesota, you might have the option to


“But I’m No Drug Dealer!” When MN Possession Is Charged as Trafficking
“But I’m No Drug Dealer!” When MN Possession Is Charged as Trafficking
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Recreational users beware: knowing your Minnesota possession and trafficking laws may make the difference in whether you unknowingly get caught in the middle of something far bigger than you.

 

In the wake of high-profile busts like the young Minnesota mom-turned-meth ring CEO in the Spring of 2018, quickly followed by an estimated $7.75 million meth bust in Minneapolis this past September, it’s no surprise that Minnesota law enforcement officials are currently hyper-sensitive to even mere possession of controlled


Need Help with an Overdose? Minnesota Won’t Prosecute You
Need Help with an Overdose? Minnesota Won’t Prosecute You
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Our nation is currently in the grips of an opioid public health crisis, with astronomical increases in drug-related deaths, most of which are due to opiates.

 

In 2017 alone, 694 Minnesotans perished from opiate overdoses. Sadly, many of these deaths would have been preventable with timely medical intervention. However, people are often reluctant to seek out emergency medical help for an overdose because they’re afraid of being charged with possession or other drug crimes.

 

They shouldn’t


How the Type of Drug Impacts Your Charge in Minnesota
How the Type of Drug Impacts Your Charge in Minnesota
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If you are facing drug charges in Minnesota, the type and amount of the drug you are accused of possessing will drastically affect the sentencing.

 

Here, we’re going to explain the degrees of drug crimes and their penalties, and how contacting an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help.

 

Controlled substances in our state are divided into five different groups, or schedules, with different penalties depending on the type of drug in question. Here is a breakdown


Which Drugs Have the Harshest Possession Penalties in Minnesota?
Which Drugs Have the Harshest Possession Penalties in Minnesota?
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Drug crimes are some of the most commonly charged offenses in our state. In fact, the majority of inmates in both state and federal Minnesota prisons are serving sentences for drug-related offenses.

 

Our state penalizes drug possession by the type and amount of controlled substance(s) the defendant is alleged to be in possession of. In general, drugs with the highest potential for abuse and adverse effects (for example, heroin) are most harshly penalized.

 

Although drug crimes are


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