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Man arrested for drug crimes related to steroids

In Arkansas, alleged drug crimes and arrests can come in many ways. While they will often be perceived as having to do with street drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and even marijuana, other drugs can lead to an arrest. Some of these are prescription drug crimes. Others are related to performance enhancement. That includes steroids. Because in many circles, steroids are not viewed as a major problem, people might think they will not face hefty punishments if they are arrested and charged with acts related to them. They are wrong. When a person is arrested for steroids, having legal help is just as crucial as it is for street drugs.

A man who received a package of steroids was placed under arrest for drug crimes. The shipment came from China and was stopped by law enforcement before it reached the man's house. After investigating the man, they found steroids in his home and arrested him. According to him, he did not intend to sell the drugs in Arkansas, but was going to ship them elsewhere in the U.S. Initially, he stated that the package law enforcement intercepted was not his as it was addressed to another person. They got a search warrant and opened the package. It was marked oatmeal and rice, but contained steroids.

The man later said that his cousin had paid him for the steroids and was shipping them to other locations. He had been receiving compensation for taking part in the deals. He said he took part in the sales for approximately four months. The cousin, living in Louisiana, had been involved with steroid sales for seven years. Three pounds of steroids were taken and they had a street value of approximately $250,000.

Steroids are a Schedule III drug. That places them in a category with strong antidepressants and stimulants. Since people might think that steroids are not prototypically "dangerous," they could be under the mistaken impression that taking part in their sale - even as a middle person - is not significantly problematic. In truth, it can lead to penalties such as jail time and fines. Formulating a defense against these charges is key and despite this man saying he took part in the sale, him coming clean could be useful in negotiating a plea bargain or reducing the charges outright. A law firm that has experience in defending people arrested for drug crimes should be called for assistance.

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