Most federal drug charges are federal conspiracy charges. The reason for this is because it is easier to prove conspiracy as opposed to possession. Conspiracy is much easier to convict because they do not need to have control of any drugs at the time or arrest. The punishment for conspiracy is the same as possession so there is no reason to charge someone with possession. If you are looking for a Manhattan drug crime attorneylawyer, Paul D. Petrus Jr. can help you with his extensive experience in a variety of criminal areas. Mr. Petrus works in federal and state courts.