The Drug Enforcement Agency’s purview includes drug trafficking cases because many illegal distribution rings have origins across state or international borders. The federal government has the authority to prosecute for even first-time, simple possession of any controlled substance. They do so in most cases to secure evidence about higher-level players or under the assumption that you are involved in a wider drug conspiracy.
Controlled substances are broken into Schedules that determine punishment based on the amount of the drug in your possession or for distribution. Controlled substances that are high on the radar for federal officers include heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamines, prescription drugs, and marijuana.
Because the investigation of drug-related federal offenses typically involves aspects of search and seizure, Levitt Legal, PLLC will identify any possibilities of excluding evidence from trial based on a violation of your Constitutional rights.