Florida Drugs and Federal Prosecution for a ex-NFL Player

A former NFL player, Leonardo Carson, is in hot water in a drug operation that ran over 4 years, authorities say. Carson is accused of conspiracy to sell crack cocaine and marijuana. Federal authorities in Texas today arrested a former NFL player on charges that he dealt the drugs over a four-year period. These federal drug charges are serious and Carson is now scheduled to appear in front of a Texas federal magistrate judge in the face of a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to prison, that is if he is convicted of the most serious of the charges.

According to the indictment, Carson conspired to sell drugs from Jan. 1, 2004, until August 2008. The indictment lists the following quantities: more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, more than 20 of grams of crack and more than 20 kilograms of marijuana. The charges also accuse Carson of aiding and abetting Kareem Abdul Cook in the possession with intent to distribute 468 grams of marijuana and 47 grams of crack cocaine on Aug. 19.

Mobile County sheriff’s deputies arrested Carson, his younger brother and Cook on state charges after what authorities described as a monthlong investigation. Deputies arrested several others on Aug. 19, seizing four vehicles, $1,500 in cash, a pistol and bulk quantities of cocaine and marijuana.


Ralph Behr has extensive experience in dealing with these types of cases. If you face any minor or serious drug-related charges, do not delay in calling Mr. Behr’s Fort Lauderdale law office. He is glad to assist you in your case and can talk to you confidentially and privately when you make an appointment.