A man from Belle Glade, Florida was arrested on charges of felony drug possession with the intention to sell. He was later released from the Okeechobee County Jail on a $5,000 bond.The man is Keith Wendell Cooper, a 47 year old man. He was arrested on Thursday, November 7, 2013 and charged with a felony as a result of being found with cocaine and marijuana with the intention of selling it within 1,000 feet of a public park. The arrest report, which was made by an Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force detective, was spotted driving a white Cadillac around Southwest Park Street. the detective knew as a result of information in the report that Cooper’s license had previously been revoked, which gave him cause for stopping the man.The detective approached Cooper after he pulled the car into a parking spot no more than five feet from the park. He asked to see Cooper’s license plate and then, once he confirmed that it was revoked, he arrested the man. Afterward, he searched the vehicle but found nothing. However, when the detective asked whether he had anything illegal on his person, Cooper removed a plastic baggie from his pants pocket.
The detective reported that the plastic baggie contained nine smaller baggies and that each of which held pieces of crack cocaine. In addition, there were 12 other baggies holding marijuana. These substances were later tested and were positive for the presence of cocaine and marijuana.
The cocaine weighed three grams and the marijuana weighed 14 grams, according to the detective’s report. The drugs were allegedly packaged to be sold.
If you reside in the area and you or someone you know has been arrested on a similar charge, be sure to hire an Okeechobee drug lawyer at your earliest convenience. You will need to have someone with the expertise and experience to defend you so that your situation can be rectified with minimal fines and jail time spent.
One of the best attorneys is Jeffrey H. Garland, a Fort Pierce Drug Defense Attorney. He has many years of experience at both the state and federal levels and will use the appropriate defense to assist you in your case. The Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. will provide you with a skilled legal attorney or defense team. For more information, please visit http://www.treasurecoastlawyer.com/.