A man was recently arrested for allegedly manufacturing a large amount of narcotics pills. The arrest took place in St. Lucie County, investigators say. When Florida residents are accused of and charged with drug trafficking, they typically choose to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Investigators executed a search warrant at a Port St. Lucie storage unit facility located on US 1. While they were beginning their search, a 22-year-old Port St. Lucie man was in a car that police pulled over after police say it ran two stop signs. Deputies say marijuana was discovered on his person, and the suspect later said that he was producing ecstasy/Molly and was also involved in selling it.

Deputies claim that the man’s storage unit doubled as a narcotics manufacturing compound, the scale of which had never been seen before in the region. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said that law enforcement confiscated around 7,500 pills, as well as the pills’ chemical components and machines used to manufacture them. Investigators also located a machine used for stamping the pills to make them appear as genuine prescription pills. They also confiscated preprinted shipping labels, weapons, and they claim that he could also have been making explosives.

The accused individual is fully entitled to a criminal defense, which includes the right to representation by an attorney during the pending legal proceedings in a Florida criminal court. If a conviction is ultimately secured, drug trafficking charges often come with severe penalties. Nevertheless, this individual has yet to be convicted of anything and will have every right to contest the accusations and the proof on which they are based. Constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures may be a focal point of the defense counsel in preparing a defense for the current accusations.

Source: cbs12.com, “Investigators find more than drugs in pill manufacturer’s storage unit“, Jana Eschbach, March 16, 2016