A 36-year-old man recently pled guilty to drug charges he received in Wisconsin. His trial took place in Eau Claire County Court where he was charged with felony cocaine delivery. He is expected to spend four years and nine months in prison for his alleged crimes.
His sentence does not end after he serves his time in prison. When he is released, he will be under supervision and required to take drug and alcohol tests regularly. As with other individuals convicted of drug crimes, consequences can go beyond the legal sanctions and can impact one's personal and professional life as well.
The Wisconsin man's trial came to a close last week. While in court, he apologized to the judge for his actions, acknowledging that what he did was not responsible.
The man was arrested in February of this year. He had been working with two other men, picking up the drugs and then delivering them in Eau Claire. Those two men were both convicted of drug crimes. They were sentenced to prison.
Apparently the three men worked together for a few months. It is unclear how authorities were made aware of their actions, but when they were arrested law enforcement found drugs in their homes. Supposedly, the group was transporting an average of two pounds of cocaine during each transaction.
There are a number of different drug charges, ranging from possessing a small amount of marijuana to manufacturing and distributing cocaine. Whatever the charge, there are penalties that can result. If faced with a drug charge, it can be beneficial to speak with someone who understands the implications of a conviction.
Source: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram: "Drug trafficking leads to prison," Dan Holtz, Aug. 27, 2011.