Client charged with eight (8) counts of drug trafficking within the presence of a minor child faces up to 24 years in prison and substantial fines and court costs. Columbus defense attorney Zachuary Meranda was able to negotiate out a plea deal where the defendant pled to four (4) counts and received a joint recommendation of 2.5 years in prison with the potential of Judicial Release after one year. The balance of the charge was dismissed as a part of the plea deal. Why face a criminal charge alone? You should hire an experienced attorney you know you will be able to trust. Contact a member of our legal team if you need a lawyer for a drug case in Columbus, OH.