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26 Jan 2017

Federal officials arrest Port St. Lucie man after intercepting drug packages

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Port St. Lucie Drug Arrest AttorneyA 26-year-old convicted felon from Port St. Lucie has been arrested and taken into police custody after investigators intercepted two packages addressed to him containing Ecstasy pills that originated from the Netherlands. He had been indicted by a federal grand jury for attempted importation of a controlled substance and attempted possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

The investigation of the man began in early 2016 after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a package that originated from the Netherlands that was addressed to the man in Port St. Lucie. The package contained what looked like about 125 Ecstasy pills. Law enforcement officials had removed the actual Ecstasy pills and replaced them with a look-alike substance. An undercover postal inspector then delivered the package to the man’s mailbox. When the man’s girlfriend got the package, she was stopped. She then agreed to call her boyfriend who later arrived and was taken into custody. After a search of the man’s home, he was also arrested on state charges involving possession of marijuana and possession of ammunition by a felon.

A search of the man’s cellphone apparently revealed that he had bought the Ecstasy with Bitcoins. The phone also revealed that he had inquired about a missing shipment.

Jeffrey H. Garland is a board certified Port St. Lucie drug arrest attorney who has defended drug arrest clients for over 30 years in both state and federal courts. Stakes are high in the Port St. Lucie man’s case. A conviction in either state or federal court can take more than a decade of the man’s freedom. Effective defense and assistance of counsel is essential. With over 30 years of experience, Port St. Lucie drug arrest attorney Jeffrey H. Garland is highly sought after in drug defense cases. If you or somebody close to you is in a similar situation as the Port St. Lucie man, don’t hesitate to contact Jeffrey H. Garland at 772-489-2200. Your liberty could depend on that call.

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