Federal Drug Charges | Lower End Guideline Sentence


United States v. C.M.; Case No.: 9:19-CR-80233 (SDLFA)


Drug and Narcotics Charges

Arresting Agency

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)


Lower End Guideline Sentence

Our client was being charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl and Distribution of Fentanyl. Our client grew up in South Florida and after a horrific accident, he inadvertently became addicted to prescription narcotics. When the crack down on prescription pills took place, our client started using heroin to feed his habit. In order to support his addiction, he became a runner for a drug dealer. During this time, he sold $40 worth of heroin laced with fentanyl to an uncover agent on two separate occasions. Our client had been arrested over 40 times throughout his lifetime and escaped qualifying as a career offender by six months which would have landed him a 188-240 month sentence. Our client chose to plea to his charges. The government was asking for a 120 month sentence. Our office filed a detailed memorandum and made persuasive arguments during an hour long sentencing hearing via zoom. We were successful in getting our client a 48 month sentence.