Cocaine Courier’s Sentence Not Reduced Due to Large Quantity Seized

A drug courier, or “mule,” often will be unaware that the truck or car he is driving is loaded with drugs.  The following case summary put this ignorance defense to the test, as it involved a driver moving about 75 pounds of cocaine and being paid $3,500 to do so.  The judge did not believe the driver’s claim and therefore did not reduce the sentence.  Click on the attached link to read a summary of this case –