Three arrests were made in a residential neighborhood in Port St. Lucie after a drug sting following an investigation, according to the Port St. Lucie Police Department. A concerned citizen first reported the drug activity and reported a 29-year-old who was selling marijuana out of his home at 1400 block of SE Grapeland Ave. One ounce of marijuana was purchased by undercover agents on April 27 from the man before a second sting occurred on May 3 when another ounce of the drugs was purchased.
A search warrant was executed on May 25 of the man’s house where a safe was discovered with $7,000 cash inside, which included $20 of cash that the detectives used to purchase the illegal drugs during the sting. $10,000 was also seized, in addition to a grinder, Ziploc bags, smoking devices, a digital scale, and the marijuana. All of the items that were confiscated were related to the charges.
The man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia, for sale of marijuana, use of a two-way communication device, and possession with intent to sell. The man’s 21-year-old girlfriend and 49-year-old mother were also arrested with the same charges before they were all taken to the St. Lucie County Jail for booking.
If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, contact Port St Lucie criminal attorney Jeffrey Garland and his law firm to obtain legal representation with the case. Cases that involve drug-related charges can become extremely complicated, making it important to obtain legal assistance to protect yourself and become informed on your rights. Jeffrey H. Garland has an extensive amount of experience with different types of drug cases at state and federal levels, making it easy to trust his expertise. Different types of drug charges can include the use of grow houses, drug trafficking, simple possession, and doctor shopping. Drug possession may also be joint, actual, or constructive under Florida law.