“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio
Drug trafficking is a serious crime. It endangers the public, puts youth at risk and often leads to gang violence. As a result, state and federal governments punish those found guilty swiftly and severely.
From 2006-2009, Ray Small, now 27, was a wide receiver for Ohio State. On April 3, 2014, Small was sentenced to four years in prison for drug trafficking. The charge came about after police searched the ex-Ohio State football player’s apartment and found an assortment of drugs including 407 oxycodone pills, 403 alprazolam pills (also known as Xanax) and more than 20 grams of heroin. He pleaded guilty to three felony charges. Small may be eligible for early release if he exhibits good behavior.
Under Ohio Revised Code § 2925.03, drug trafficking is defined as selling, offering to sell, shipping, transporting, distributing or delivering any controlled substance or drug when the alleged offender knew or had reasonable cause to believe the substance was intended for sale or resale to another person.
If you are arrested for drug trafficking, you have rights. To build a solid defense, follow the advice below: