Largest Meth Bust in Nevada History

Posted by Neil Shouse | Aug 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last month Las Vegas police arrested eight illegal immigrants for allegedly committing the Nevada crime of drug trafficking. Law enforcement seized 212 pounds of drugs valued at nearly six million dollars. It was the biggest methamphetamine bust in the state's history.

The Nevada crime of drug trafficking is when a person knowingly sells, makes, or delivers a large quantity of schedule I or II drugs. Trafficking laws do not apply to schedule III, IV or V drugs. Typical defenses include that the drugs didn't weigh enough to count as trafficking or that the police performed an illegal search and seizure of the drugs.

Penalties for drug trafficking depend on the schedule of drugs and the quantity. For instance, trafficking 28 grams or more of a schedule I drug may carry as much as a life sentence. In contrast trafficking, less than 200 grams of a schedule II drug may carry as little as one year in prison.

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Neil Shouse

A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, Court TV, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.


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