After two weeks of undercover work, the Indian County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit took 21 people into custody recently in a warrant sweep. Of those, 18 were nabbed for selling drugs. A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office reported that it had been involved in a number of undercover drug purchases, “and it was just time to do a sweep.” The agency’s vice unit participated in the sweep. “They just wanted to grab everybody at the same time.” The drugs reportedly seized included methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, prescription medications and marijuana.
A representative of the Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit that handles drug and prostitution cases along with anything else that requires undercover work remarked that it spends more time on drug cases than anything else. He said that the unit is working “every day to try and put drug traffickers behind bars.” The spokesman wouldn’t comment on the drug enforcement techniques that the Vice Unit uses, but he did state that it shares resources with other agencies, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
If you’ve been arrested for a drug offense, take notice that Indian River County prosecutors are particularly aggressive when they’re assigned drug cases, even if you’re a first offender. Jeffrey H. Garland is a Florida Supreme Court board certified Indian County criminal defense lawyer. He’s a highly regarded and effective Indian River County drug arrest lawyer. He’ll listen to you carefully and answer your questions. Then, he’ll ask his own questions for purposes of focusing on the best defense options. After that, he’ll advise you of your options. That’s how you’ll be able to make a fully informed decision on what path to take.
With more than three decades of criminal law practice in front of prosecutors, judges and juries, Jeffrey H. Garland has earned their respect. Knowing what prosecutor is bringing the case and what judge will be hearing it is an invaluable benefit for his clients. Couple that with his knowledge of criminal law, there’s no reason not to hire Jeffrey H. Garland as your Indian River County drug arrest lawyer. If you or somebody close to you has been arrested on a drug charge in or around Indian River County, don’t give any type of confession or statement. Invoke your right to remain silent and your right to speak with an attorney, and call Jeffrey H. Garland at (772) 242-6380.