Three months worth of government undercover narcotics operation stings have just finished in Trinidad, Colorado. The drug stings led to 10 arrests and resulted in warrants of six more suspects. Nine of the arrested individuals are Trinidad residents and one is from Pueblo.

With a recent crackdown on drug trade in the area, this latest undercover bust comes on the heels of another back in August of last year that resulted in 16 other arrests. The quick turnaround from one bust to another is part of an effort to keep the drug trade traffickers and distributors guessing. Since 2002, all undercover operations have resulted in 67 arrests, but only 50 convictions with time served and/or probation.

As is indicated by the fact that not all individuals arrested in these stings were convicted, charges against someone are not always indicative of guilt or character of a person. Sometimes it is just the case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time or making one bad judgment call in your life or on who you are choosing to surround yourself with.

If you have been charged with any aspect of the drug trade, whether it is possession, sale, trafficking, or growing, you could be facing some serious consequences. Those consequences can include, but are not limited to, jail, fines, prison, and/or probation.

If you find yourself caught in the middle of an undercover narcotics operation such as the one discussed above, you need to immediately contact an attorney practiced in criminal defense law. An attorney will be able to help you determine what legal options may be available to you in the situation that you find yourself in.

Source: The Trinidad Times, "Drug sting nets 10 arrests; Warrants issued for six more suspects," Steve Block, Feb. 1, 2013