Individuals who are charged with manufacturing or distributing drugs face serious penalties if they are found guilty. Fortunately, a criminal charge is not the same as a conviction and the accused is provided an opportunity to create a defense to the allegations.
What that defense will look like depends on a variety of things including the specific charges and the circumstances surrounding the arrest. In the best outcomes the accused will be found not guilty or the charges will be dismissed prior to trial.
For a chance of securing either of those positive outcomes it is important to work with a criminal defense lawyer who understands how the system works. While not every case will be resolved at a trial, in many cases preparing for a trial leads to a favorable outcome.