Category Archives: Drug Trafficking


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


With MN Drug Crackdown in Full Swing, Know How to Fight Charges
With MN Drug Crackdown in Full Swing, Know How to Fight Charges
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Minnesota law enforcement is working hard to crack down on drug trafficking. In Duluth, a dozen defendants were recently indicted on federal drug trafficking charges. An additional 17 defendants face state felony drug trafficking charges, and up to 40 total arrests are expected in a massive heroin ring bust.

 

The defendants are accused of working in a supply loop between Chicago, the Twin Cities, and Duluth, and Superior, Wis. Several federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies worked together


With More Drug-Sniffing Dogs in Minnesota, Know Your Rights
With More Drug-Sniffing Dogs in Minnesota, Know Your Rights
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Drug addiction in the United States is being called an epidemic, and a number of states – including our own – are trying to fight that epidemic any way they can.

 

To that end, the Minnesota State Patrol is adding three new K-9s to sniff out drugs on potential suspects. The new dogs – one German shorthair and two Belgian Malinois –have just finished their 10-week training program and will now join their handlers for another five weeks


Eagan Man Wanted for Using Restaurants as Drug Trafficking Front
Eagan Man Wanted for Using Restaurants as Drug Trafficking Front
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The El Parian restaurants consistently serve authentic Mexican food and provide good service for relatively cheap prices. However, if you’ve been to the restaurants in Eagan or Lakeville since August (the location in Long Lake has closed down), you may have noticed a change in management.

 

Why? Because the owner of El Parian was caught using the restaurants as a front for drug trafficking.

 

El Parian Owner Charged with 46 Counts of Criminal Drug Trafficking

 

Here’s


Drug Possession, Sale, and Trafficking: What’s the Difference?
Drug Possession, Sale, and Trafficking: What’s the Difference?
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If you are arrested for a drug crime, you may be surprised by the charge that you actually end up facing. Depending on the weight of the drugs allegedly involved and the other circumstances, you may face more jail time and a higher charge.

 

For example, even if you are not caught in a sale, the weight of drugs involved could bump up your charge to a sale (or even trafficking) offense.

 

So how are drug crimes defined


Heads Up – Drug Sentencing Has Changed in Minnesota
Heads Up – Drug Sentencing Has Changed in Minnesota
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A number of different Minnesota laws changed recently, including the sentencing and penalties for drug possession and trafficking crimes.

 

August 1st marked the beginning of over 50 new important laws and changes in Minnesota, including laws concerning DUI sentencing, minimum wage, and digital assets. But, possibly most notably, Minnesota made the biggest revisions to drug crime and sentencing legislature in almost three decades.

 

Over 20 amendments or changes were made to the thresholds for certain degrees of


West Fargo Meth Arrests a Reminder of Trafficking Consequences
West Fargo Meth Arrests a Reminder of Trafficking Consequences
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DEA task force members have arrested five people who have been allegedly running a drug trafficking ring that ran from Texas to Minnesota and North Dakota.

 

Susana Serrato has been on the DEA’s watch list for almost a year after agents heard that she was transporting methamphetamines from Texas to Minnesota with the intent to distribute. A criminal informant told DEA officers that Serrato, along with her brother Guadalupe Serrato, and his wife Patricia Serrato, would be making the


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With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

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