Authorities arrested a Florida deputy recently for her alleged role in a marijuana selling business following a month-long investigation.
According to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, an anonymous tipster told them a 27-year-old female deputy was involved in drug activity. Authorities apparently searched the apartment she was staying at with her boyfriend and another couple Friday and said they found felony amounts of marijuana, packaging materials and other items typically associated with the sale and distribution of marijuana.
The woman was charged with marijuana possession over 20 grams, marijuana possession with intent to sell and possessing drug equipment.
She posted bail early Saturday morning and has been placed on administrative leave without pay.
The three other people in the apartment were also arrested on drug charges.
Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in Florida and throughout the United States. Marijuana is heavily portrayed all over the media, from music videos, movies and television. Because of how common it is, many people assume that marijuana-related drug charges are not as serious as other types of drug crimes. This could not be further from the truth. If you are arrested for possessing or selling marijuana in the state of Florida you could face very serious consequences.
If you or someone you love has been arrested for a marijuana-related drug offense, the best thing you can do is contact an experienced Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton as soon as possible. You have a very small window of time to defend yourself from these charges, so it is best to act fast. A conviction for possessing or selling marijuana can have many consequences, and could affect your life long after you have served any jail time.
On a positive note, there are many effective strategies for fighting a marijuana drug crimes charge. We can help you review your options and piece together a defense that is right for your unique circumstances. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.