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  • Published: December 5, 2016

The State gave up on efforts to convict customers on a weird theory that the drug customers had become “co-conspirators” with the drug trafficking organization. All charges against Justin Jaybird (not his real name) were dropped on 11/29/16. The strange saga began with a combined DEA-State investigation into methamphetamine distribution in the middle of Florida, including Polk, Highlands, Okeechobee and Glades Counties. Fifteen individuals were indicted in federal courts for methamphetamine distribution conspiracy, United States v. Steven Oakes, et al, Case No. 15-CR-14042 (So. Dist. of Fla.). Others were charged with similar crimes in Polk County, State v. Stephen Hall, et al, Case No. 2015-CF-6476. Prosecutors in Okeechobee County sought to expand the “conspiracy” to include ordinary customers who allegedly purchased small amounts of meth for personal use. Jaybird retained Attorney Garland shortly after his arrest on 8/28/15. Initial discovery suggested that prosecutors were…Read More