There are many times in which drugs are mailed through the US Postal Service. Sending or receiving drugs in this way can lead to federal charges, especially if the mail leaves the state.
Take for example this case involving a man who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for retrieving cocaine in his mail. The man is accused of having around 10 kg of cocaine, which has an estimated value of around $250,000.
During the case, the man was accused of using multiple mail centers to receive the drugs. After an investigation, it was discovered that the man had been receiving parcels from mail centers all over Corpus Christi. Some parcels were sent through the US Postal Service, and others came from third-party shippers.
The 41-year-old man pleaded guilty to being part of a drug conspiracy in July. His sentence included 120 months in prison with five years of supervised release.
How serious is cocaine possession in Texas?
Possessing cocaine is a serious offense, and felonies can lead to up to 99 years in prison. If you are accused of possession or trafficking, it is important that you have a strong defense. One defense option may be to plead guilty for a plea that reduces the charges and minimizes the penalties you face.
For example, a first-degree felony, which is given for possessing 400 grams or more of cocaine in Texas, can result in 10 to 99 years in prison. Having an attorney and knowing your legal rights will help you minimize the length of time that you could go to prison.
There may be ways to reduce the felony to a second- or third-degree felony, or there may be a method to have the charges completely dropped. Every case is different, but you do deserve to have someone on your side to support you.