On May 25, 2017, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina dismissed a federal indictment filed against our 40-year old client.
The client was indicted in March 2016 for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to distribute Endocet, Methadone, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Oxymorphone, all Schedule II controlled substances. She had no prior felony convictions and faced up to 20 years in federal prison. Maintaining her actual innocence throughout the prosecution, she entered a plea of “Not Guilty” at her arraignment.
By working with a team that included a medical doctor and former U.S. Probation Officer, we presented a compelling argument to the prosecuting Assistant United States Attorney as to why the case was not appropriate for further prosecution. The prosecutor agreed and asked the presiding federal judge for permission to dismiss the case. The judge filed the order of dismissal the same day.