Wanted posters often appear on the walls of Florida post offices and other public buildings. They also are reported on television shows, the evening news and social media sites. Many individuals featured on these posters typically are believed to have committed a variety of crimes, including drug trafficking. Such advertising is often helpful in acquiring information regarding where a wanted person has possibly been seen or could be staying.
One such airing on a television show recently led to the arrest of a man wanted for trafficking cocaine. An unknown individual reported the suspect’s location. Although the man was no longer at that location when authorities arrived, he was located later in the day and arrested by U.S. Marshals.
The fact that individuals are featured on television shows or news reports may lead some to believe that they must be guilty of the crimes for which they have been accused. However, this is far from the truth. An individual is presumed innocent until — and only if — found guilty through the court system. The accused will be able to present a defense in criminal court.
Drug trafficking is a serious offense for which one would be wise to consult an attorney experienced in these matters. The defense team will want to review the evidence and the way in which it was obtained. Additionally, they will want to ensure that the defendant’s rights are protected. In this case, the individual will answer to these charges before a federal judge sitting in the state of Florida.
Source: naplesnews.com, “U.S. Marshals task force arrests cocaine suspect wanted in Lee County”, Patrick Riley, Nov. 4, 2016