April 3, 2017—Wilkesboro, NC—After two-and-a-half years of investigation and plea negotiations, Mark Foster succeeded today in saving his client from a mandatory prison sentence of 225 to 282 months (18 to 23 years) in an opiate pill trafficking case. By highlighting his client’s cooperation, his childhood traumatic brain injury, and his drug addiction treatment efforts, Foster was able to convince the D.A. to agree to a plea to a reduced charge. He then persuaded both the D.A. and the court to agree to a sentence of only 90 days in a prison drug treatment program as a condition of 18 months of supervised probation.