Police in Fort Myers, Florida, have taken four men into custody on drug charges. Police have accused the men of drug possession relating to various illicit narcotics. The arrest took place on a recent Friday during evening hours.
The Special Investigations Group of the Fort Myers Police Department was responsible for making the alleged drug bust arrests. Police officers executed two search warrants simultaneously at two different addresses on the same street, Dunbar Avenue. At the first residence, they arrested a 44-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman. Police claim that they confiscated a variety of pills, narcotics-processing materials and narcotics-packaging materials at the home. They also say they found marijuana in the residence.
At the second residence, police arrested a 22-year-old man and a 60-year-old man. Authorities say that they discovered drug paraphernalia and marijuana in that residence. They further claim that one of the arrested men had some cocaine in his pocket.
At this time, the full extent of the charges being brought against these arrested Florida residents is unknown. However, even if they are only charged with drug possession and paraphernalia possession offenses, they could face serious punishment in the event that a conviction occurs. For this reason, the individuals may wish to defend themselves against the charges in court. During their criminal defenses, one or more of them may be able to show that the drugs and/or paraphernalia at issue did not actually belong to him or her. Alternatively, they may seek plea-bargaining arrangements with the prosecution.
Source: winknews.com, "Police seize drugs, arrest four during two search warrants", , Oct. 9, 2014