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Central Florida Elementary School Principal Arrested in Undercover Drug Bust :: Whittel & Melton


A 43-year-old elementary school principal was arrested on drug charges Friday after deputies searched his St. Cloud home and allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana, GHB and drug paraphernalia.

Authorities claim the arrest stems from an undercover sting operation.

The man allegedly provided an undercover agent with drugs, including methamphetamines.

He was charged with possession and delivery of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was transported to the Osceola County Jail.

State and federal prosecutors take drug charges quite seriously. They tend to show no mercy to those suspected of dealing drugs and usually seek heavy jail time for those facing delivery charges. On top of jail time, you could be facing the forfeiture of your home, vehicles and other property. The Florida Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can examine the events leading up to your arrest and review the search and seizure of your property to find any violations of police protocol. In many drug cases, illegal search and seizure has resulted in a suppression of evidence and charges being dismissed entirely.

Selling or distributing drugs in Florida is always a felony offense. The sentencing can vary based on the type of drug and other conditions. The potential penalties associated with a felony drug charge usually involve lengthy prison time and substantial fines. Law enforcement officers as well as prosecutors work vehemently towards obtaining a conviction in all areas of drug delivery or sales. Because of this, it is essential to launch an aggressive line of defense right away. Unfortunately, many people arrested for drug charges fail to secure a criminal defense lawyer’s help because they feel they cannot fight the charges stacked against them. However, a powerful defense strategy may be all that stands between you and your freedom.

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