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Alabama man pleas to drug charges after postal investigation

The internet and e-commerce has enabled the sale and distribution of many items online. While many of these transactions are legal, individuals are sometimes accused of using digital channels to arrange for the purchase and delivery of drugs and illegal items. Recently, an Alabama man was accused of federal drug charges following an investigation involving the online sale of methamphetamine, Alprazolam and fentanyl.

As part of a plea, the accused individual reportedly admitted to using encrypted internet chats as part of a drug selling business, although the shipments did not go far. The man, who lives in Madison, is accused of distributing substances in Madison and Cullman counties. The charge and was announced by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector along with the U.S. Attorney.

Alabama ranks 3rd in fatal car accidents due to speeding

Cars driving over the speed limit is a serious issue across the United States, but recent figures show that some states have a particular problem with injuries and fatalities from speeding. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Highway Traffic Safety, South Carolina, New Mexico and Alabama had the highest number of speeding-related deaths per capita. Police are warning that speeding is a top contributor to car accidents along with driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Department of Highway Traffic Safety reported that in 2016, there were 317 speed-related deaths in Alabama. This equates to 6.52 speeding-related deaths per 100,000 residents. The only two states with a higher per capita rate were South Carolina with 7.68 and New Mexico with 6.97 speeding-related deaths per 100,000 residents.

Alabama remains near the bottom in hospital safety

Hospital safety is a very important issue. It impacts many aspects of patient health, including the likelihood of hospital patients facing harmful medical mistakes. Injuries from such errors can have many lasting ramifications for patients and can raise impactful legal issues related to compensation.

Unfortunately for patients here in Alabama, the state hasn’t been a stranger to poor rankings in hospital safety. For fall of 2017, it was ranked in the bottom 10 for such safety in a Leapfrog report. Specifically, it was ranked No. 42.

Consequences of a criminal conviction

Facing a criminal charge is a frustrating and complex situation. The outcome has many possibilities. An arrest record can hang over a person's head and prevent them from moving forward. Criminal allegations may impact you and your family in the future. A criminal case is no small matter, with the possibility of prison time and penalties. Criminal charges might lead to conviction depending on the situation. Misdemeanor convictions can result in fees and jail time, while felony convictions can result in life-altering consequences.

Potential long-term consequences of a criminal conviction

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