When a person is arrested for drug crimes, he or she may be concerned about the future. Selling drugs is a felony, and being convicted of this crime could mean decades in prison, years of probation and enormous fines. After a recent arrest, one Florida man has likely contacted an attorney to defend him against these serious charges.
The arrest came after concerned citizens alerted police to suspicious activity in the man's house. Neighbors complained that the man allegedly sold methamphetamine from his house on a regular basis. Police obtained and executed a search warrant on the house and say they found methamphetamine in amounts typical for distribution. They also reported finding scales, smoking implements and other paraphernalia.
The 54-year-old man was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He also faces charges for possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A 41-year-old woman in the house was also charged with possessing misdemeanor amounts of marijuana. Police are pleased that the public assisted in this investigation.
Florida law enforcement agents are serious about drug crimes. It is likely they see the worst effects of addiction on a daily basis, and they are committed to finding and prosecuting anyone selling drugs. However, this does not mean that people suspected of drug crimes have no rights. This man's attorney will likely question the legality of the search as part of the man's defense. Anyone arrested for drugs crimes would be wise to seek legal counsel to make sure their rights are protected and their freedom is defended.
Source: wtvy.com, "Two arrested on drugs charges in Jackson County", Sept. 7, 2016