Help from an Indian River County Criminal Lawyer
Drug trafficking continues to be one of the most common criminal offenses committed in Vero Beach, Florida. A prime example of this crime recently made headlines in this city. A 58-year old man was arrested for trafficking controlled substances.
The arrested individual was subsequently charged with trafficking a drug known as hydromorphone. This controlled substance is highly addictive and dangerous to use without it being prescribed and monitored by a licensed doctor.
Nonetheless, the man who has been charged with drug trafficking stands accused of selling the substance in Vero Beach within 1000 feet of a place of worship. He is also accused of possessing hydromorphone with the intent of selling it as well as child neglect.
The person in question was the target of several drug investigations that Vero Beach police conducted. Undercover law enforcement purchased hydromorphone from the accused individual several times. During the transactions, children were present.
The drug stings were sufficient for law enforcement to obtain warrants to search a property on 28th Court in Vero Beach. The search, which was carried out by both deputies and the SWAT team, consequently led to the arrest of and charges against the 58-year old male.
Specifically, he has been charged with possessing more than $14,000 in cash at the time of the search. Law enforcement also found him to be in possession of hundreds of hydrochloride pills, dozens of clonazapam and Alprazalom pills, both oxycontin and oxycodone pills, suboxone sublingual strips and a .38 caliber revolver.
Because of the gravity of the offense, the accused will have immediate access to a criminal defense team. He is entitled to full due process according to the U.S. Constitution.
The seriousness of drug trafficking can in fact lead to defendants being convicted and sentenced to decades in jail. They also could be ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines and required to register as a drug offender once they are released from jail.
Hiring an Indian River County Criminal Lawyer
When you find yourself the subject of a drug trafficking arrest, it is critical that you take steps to protect yourself, your reputation and finances and your reputation. Rather than face the charges against you alone, you have the right to hire an Indian River criminal defense lawyer. You can have your Indian River County criminal lawyer with you when you are questioned and arraigned and at all of your subsequent court appearances.
When you or someone you love is facing drug trafficking charges, contact an experienced Indian River criminal defense lawyer immediately. Retain an assertive Indian River County criminal lawyer today by contacting the Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland P.A. at (772) 489-2200.