Western Missouri sees first synthetic drug arrest

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Friday, November 30, 2012

There has recently been a lot in the news about the production and distribution of synthetic drugs. One of the most common synthetic hallucinogens to hit the news has been a substance sold under the title of bath salts. The distribution of these drugs, although often represented as legal, is considered by the justice system as an illegal drug offense.

Some Missouri residents may not have heard much about these substances because not many arrests have been made for their production or distribution in all parts of the state. However, that may soon change as authorities recently arrested three family members in Missouri for their alleged …

Police allegedly find methamphetamine in Missouri hotel room

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Monday, October 1, 2012

Heroin, prescription drugs and methamphetamine use and abuse are on the rise. Therefore, police are watching closely for any drug offenses that may involve these substances. When faced with federal drug charges, the situation should not be taken lightly as the consequences have the potential to be very severe.

The good thing about the prescribed sentences associated with a federal drug crime conviction is that they are only advisory in nature. Therefore, judges are allowed to issue sentences that they believe fit the nature of the crime. This may come to help a Missouri woman who is now facing drug charges.

Police received a tip on the …

St. Louis officials are unforgiving with synthetic drug offenses

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

All types of accusations and charges involving drugs can have a severe and long-lasting impact. The substances most commonly heard of are marijuana, heroin and cocaine. But lately, synthetic drugs have been getting a lot of media coverage. Authorities in St. Louis have taken notice and are not taking the matter lightly.

State and federal officials are cracking down on drug offenses involving these synthetic substances. With initiatives such as “Operation Log Jam” those trafficking synthetic drugs have become a target. At a time like this when authorities are so focused on these types of federal crimes, it is more important than ever for those facing federal …

St. Louis property owner pleads guilty to federal drug crimes

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

As readers may recall, in January, we wrote about a St. Louis man who was accused of owning and operating land that was used for drug transactions. He previously maintained his innocence against the drug offenses. However, he recently pleaded guilty to growing marijuana on his property.

The 44-year-old Missouri man hosted music festivals called “Schwagstock” and “Spookstock” on the nearly 350 acres of land he had purchased and named Camp Zoe. Between 2004 and 2010, thousands of people visited the property.

In 2006, two people were arrested for selling mushrooms on the property. This launched an investigation spanning the following four years. In this timeframe, undercover …