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Woman accused of being involved in husband's drug deals

Woman accused of being involved in husband's drug deals

When you’re caught in the middle of a drug deal or other drug-related crime, you are put in a tough position. You’ll likely be accused of being a part of the crime, even if you weren’t. In your case, seeking help from a defense attorney can help you be sure you aren’t unfairly charged.

Your case may be similar to this one in which a woman has been described both as a drug dealer and clueless wife. The prosecuting attorneys claim the woman’s husband sold prescription painkillers in a drug ring, and she has been accused of controlling the income from the sales along with her husband’s addictions.

Her defense attorney has stated that none of that is accurate. In fact, the woman, a mother of two, had no idea about her husband’s dealings, he claims. What both sides of the argument can agree on is that the family had several relatives and the woman’s husband working together, filling prescriptions for opioids at several pharmacies in the local area. So far, nine people have pleaded guilty, and five more await trial.

It’s been argued that the woman’s husband kept her out of the drug deals; they had separate bank accounts in Maryland and were separated at one point. The man even had his own apartment. Some people in the family argue that the woman wasn’t out of the loop, though. They say she was in control of her husband’s finances and controlled who got a raise or who got paid out. She’s been charged with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone, not of selling the drugs or filling prescriptions. The charge is a felony that could land her in prison for up to 20 years.

Source: The Washington Post, “Savvy drug dealer or clueless wife? In trial, contrasting depictions of Md. woman.,” Rachel Weiner, June 08, 2016

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