The GoldbergLaw Firm
Need an experienced lawyer, with a successful record at trial? Call us. 216-592-8719

The Right Lawyer Can Change Your Future

Rated by Super Lawyers Michael J. Goldberg

“Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.�

View Our Practice Areas

Couple arrested and charged for fentanyl-related crimes

Mailing drugs through the mail is not always illegal, but it is when you do not have a prescription or the authority for that delivery. If you mail drugs to a person who does not have a prescription, it's a violation of law. Additionally, receiving drugs through the mail without a prescription can result in prosecution.

In a case in Ohio, a couple is facing charges for mailing and receiving packages of fentanyl, a powerful drug used during surgeries. The opioid has the potential to be used illicitly, which is why it is tightly restricted.

The couple, made up of a 30-year-old man and 38-year-old woman, have both been charged with illegally importing the drug with the intent to distribute and possess it. They allegedly sold the drugs to agents working for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the dark web not knowing that they were delivering drugs to federal agents.

The packages were received in Ohio, and the agents tested them to determine what the drugs contained. The lab results showed that it was fentanyl, fentanyl analogues and carfentanil.

It has been alleged that the couple lives in a home that receives international mail. Then, they ship packages across the United States containing drugs. The 30-year-old man admitted to mailing around 35 packages that contained the opioid, but he maintained that it was the woman who bought, sold and packaged the product.

If you are accused of participating in a crime like this, it's wise to discuss your case with your attorney as soon as possible. There's a chance you can have the charges against you reduced or dismissed.

Source: Cleveland.com, "Ohio couple charged for mailing, receiving packages with fentanyl, authorities say," Justin Madden, June 13, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Get Our Experience On Your Side. Call 216-592-8719 today.

Email Us For A Response

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

The Goldberg Law Firm

OFFICE LOCATION
Lakeside Place
323 Lakeside Ave. West
Suite 450
Cleveland, OH 44113

Toll Free: 800-845-4710
Phone: 216-592-8719
Fax: 216-781-6242
Cleveland Law Office Map