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2 Missouri women face federal drug charges following overdoses

The criminal justice system is complex. Often, those facing criminal charges are unsure of the process, causing them to lack confidence in their ability to make the decisions that will likely have a significant impact on the rest of their lives. For example, two women in Missouri may be facing this uncertainty, following their arrest on federal drug charges.

The two women, ages 41 and 44, were arrested by U.S. Marshals on a day at the end of July. The investigation that led to their arrest also involved the local police department. Law enforcement officials claim that the women sold drugs to two people who overdosed in Oct. 2018.

Unfortunately, one of the people reportedly became severely ill. The other, according to police reports, passed away. The alleged victims were only identified by their initials in reports about the incident. Each of the women now facing criminal charges are accused of drug distribution resulting in death and drug distribution resulting in serious injury. Both charges carry a 20-year prison sentence if convicted.

While an overdose is a tragic incident and the desire for justice is understandable, there must be sufficient evidence to prove that those facing drug charges are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Because of the potential consequences of a conviction, the women may feel unprepared to decide on the path they will take in response to the accusations they face. An attorney with experience with such cases in Missouri can help the women decide whether to fight the charges in court or accept a plea deal for lesser charges, if offered.

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