Yesterday a twenty-seven year old man pleaded guilty to the Nevada crime of drug-trafficking stemming from the largest meth bust in Nevada history. He allegedly trafficked over two hundred pounds of meth worth nearly six million dollars. He will be sentenced in February, when prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of nine years to life.
The Nevada crime of drug-trafficking occurs when a person either possesses, sells, makes, or transports large quantities of certain drugs. These drugs include Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances as well as to narcotics containing flunitrazepam or gamma-hydroxybutyrate. Note that Nevada has a separate law prohibiting trafficking of marijuana.Typical defenses to drug trafficking charges include that the drugs don't weigh enough or that the police performed an unlawful search.