Defendant charged in a federal drug and firearm conspiracy-NOT GUILTY

Defendant charged in a federal drug and firearm conspiracy-NOT GUILTY

Christopher was charged in the Western District of Texas, Midland/Odessa Division, in a three count indictment. He was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute over 5 grams of actual methamphetamine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 844; Possession of a Firearm (five of them) in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c); and Maintaining a Drug Premises Within 1000 Feet of a School in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 860. Christopher was facing a maximum of life in prison.

After two days of evidence where the United States Attorneys argued Christopher confessed to selling methamphetamine in Midland and had a picture of himself holding a firearm, Michael L. King argued for Christopher to be acquitted on all counts. After four hours of deliberation, the jury returned NOT GUILTY verdicts on all counts!!!

Client arrested for illegal drugs in vehicle, case dismissed.

Client was pulled over for running a stop sign.  Client consented to a search and cocaine was found in the vehicle.  Case dismissed.