Most federal drug charges are federal conspiracy charges. It is easier to prove conspiracy instead of possession. Conspiracy is much easier to prove because they do not need to have ownership 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 attorney, 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.