Hiring a Indian River Meth Arrest Lawyer
On October 15, Indian River County police stormed a known Vero Beach “drug den” reportedly littered with heroin, prescription pills, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia.
Ultimately, authorities arrested ten people between the ages of 31 and 66. Alleged violations ranged from probation violations to possession of a legend drug. Police also discovered a ten-year-old girl at the scene of the raid, prompting officers to slap one of the suspects with child neglect charges.
Several law enforcement agencies participated in the bust, including the Indian River County SWAT team and K-9 unit.
Does Being at a Drug Raid Amount To Guilt?
Officers didn’t arrest everyone present at the Vero Beach raid. Moreover, people who were detained may walk away without a stain on their record.
Under Florida law, mere presence at a drug bust is not illegal. To win possession cases, prosecutors must prove that the defendants knew about the drugs and were positioned to control them.
Connect with an Indian River Meth Arrest Lawyer
When interviewed, Sheriff Deryl Loar praised his team and vowed to “get fentanyl and methamphetamine off the streets.”
And he means it.
With public attention laser-focused on the opioid epidemic, drug enforcement efforts have doubled across the country — including right here in Indian River County.
Meth-related arrests are on the rise. But contacting an Indian River criminal lawyer in the immediate wake of a bust could mean the difference between getting the charges thrown out on procedural grounds and landing in jail.
For years, attorney Jeffrey H. Garland has helped individuals defend their rights against felonious charges and police overreach. If you or someone you know was swept up in a drug bust or raid, contact the Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A., at 772.489.2200. We have the experience you need for the best possible outcome.