Distribution, possession with intent to distribute, and the manufacturing of any drug including meth labs, all fall under one of two statutes; however, distribution cases are typically different from other drug cases. Law enforcement uses different techniques to make distribution arrests, and different defenses may be available, such as entrapment or mistaken identity.
Distribution cases are usually made by confidential informants, and the evidence in the case may involve either audio or video surveillance as well as testimony by the CI. If you are charged with distribution, your attorney should carefully review all of the evidence in your case, including the audio, video, and statements by the CI or other witnesses. Your attorney will need to be aggressive in going after not only the state's evidence, but in finding evidence and witnesses with which to build your defense.
In all drug cases, but particularly distribution, members of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) or other law enforcement may come and question you as soon as the arrest is made. Do not speak to law enforcement until you have spoken to an attorney about your situation. If you have already met with the police, talk to a criminal defense lawyer before you talk to them again. If you have been arrested and charged with drug distribution, call our Myrtle Beach office at 843-444-6122 or contact us online to review your case.