Six men in Texarkana have been indicted for their suspected role in a drug distribution ring, according to court representatives. Federal authorities in Arkansas have issued six separate indictments for the accused men who are believed to have distributed methamphetamine in the Texarkana area. Federal criminal law takes a harsh stance on drug crimes, and if the individuals are found guilty, each man could face serious jail time.
According to the indictments, the accused men are all in their 20s or 30s, and many have lengthy records for former drug crimes. Each man is represented by a criminal defense attorney who will handle the indictment for his or her client. All of the men have entered not guilty pleas through their attorneys, for the charges of distribution of some 5 grams of meth each.
The report does not detail the investigation that led to these arrests, nor does it provide any context pertaining to the arrest process itself. However, it has been confirmed that at least three of the men remain in custody ahead of trials scheduled to begin in August of this year. The federal cases can be heard in U.S. District Courts in either Texas or Arkansas, depending on which judge is available at the time.
Drug crimes are serious offenses in any jurisdiction, and the accused men could see jail sentences stretching into years if they are found guilty by the court. Thankfully, their criminal defense is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and each attorney will work to build a compelling defense for his or her client. Depending on the specifics of the case as they arise in the trial process, attorneys can argue in favor of dropping charges, or negotiate for a favorable plea bargain.