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1 suspect accused of drug possession in Florida

A Brevard County man is now facing charges for allegedly possessing drugs. The 37-year-old Cocoa store manager was arrested on drug possession charges recently. Florida authorities claim that the man was selling drugs out of a gas station.

An investigation into the man commenced in the middle of February after agents of the Special Investigations Unit received a tip that the man was selling the drug K2, which is a synthetic cannabis, inside the store. Two of the store's patrons who bought the drug reportedly suffered cardiac arrests once they consumed the synthetic drug. After receiving emergency medical help, the two individuals recovered.

After conducting surveillance and executing undercover operations, the agents executed a search warrant of the store. At the time of the search, agents reportedly discovered several bags of the drug inside the store in a storage room. The man was arrested and booked into the Brevard County Jail.

Being charged with a crime is nothing more than a formal accusation. This man will remain innocent in the eyes of the law unless and until prosecutors can prove guilt in a Florida criminal court and that must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Nevertheless, being convicted of any drug possession crime in Florida may result in seriously jeopardizing one's future, as a drug possession conviction could result in severe penalties, including substantial fines and lengthy prison sentences. Those facing similar charges typically benefit from obtaining legal counsel as soon as possible so a strategy for defense can be constructed. An experienced lawyer can explain an accused individual's options.

Source: floridatoday.com, "Suspect arrested in Cocoa drug investigation", July 15, 2016

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