Meth trafficking charges in Florida are serious and can result in prison sentences for years, depending on the amount people are caught with possessing and their criminal records. People who are arrested for allegedly trafficking in methamphetamine should seek help from an experienced Indian River County drug lawyer at the law firm of Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq., & Associates, LLC. Attorney Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq. has decades of experience defending his clients against serious felony charges, including drug trafficking offenses. Recently, an Indian River County woman was arrested for allegedly trafficking in methamphetamine after a vehicle stop in Vero Beach.
Woman Charged With Meth Trafficking
On Sept. 6, 2021, which was Labor Day, a deputy with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a 58-year-old woman’s vehicle for a minor traffic violation. The deputy thought the woman’s behavior during the stop was suspicious, so he called for a K-9 to walk around the woman’s vehicle. The dog reportedly hit on the car, prompting the police to search it.
During the search, the police reportedly found almost 8 ounces of methamphetamine, a digital scale, $4,000 in cash, and used drug paraphernalia. The woman was placed under arrest and transported to the Indian River County Jail. She was held without bond because of a prior arrest for drug trafficking.
Defending Against Meth Trafficking Charges
The penalties for meth trafficking depend on the weight of drugs the police allegedly find. Under § 839.15(1)(f)(b), Fla. Stat. (2020), a person who is caught in possession of 28 grams up to less than 200 grams of methamphetamine will face a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of $100,000. However, the report about the woman’s arrest states that she had almost 8 ounces of methamphetamine. Eight ounces is 227 grams, so depending on how much the weight of the meth found in her vehicle, she could face a longer prison sentence under (1)(f)(c) of a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. The serious potential penalties of this type of offense underscore the importance of getting help from an experienced Indian River County criminal lawyer to aggressively defend against these types of charges.
Get Help From an Indian River County Drug Lawyer
While drug trafficking charges are serious, being charged with drug trafficking does not mean that you will be convicted of this offense. Drug defense lawyer Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq. has 37 years of experience fighting for the rights of his clients by aggressively defending against criminal allegations in court. If you, a close friend, or a family member is facing a similar legal situation to this woman’s case, contact Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq. & Associates, LLC at (772) 489-8501.