A case of drug overdose has led to the arrest of the man suspected of providing the heroin that was used by the victim. The alleged drug dealer is facing serious drug charges and will need legal assistance, the type available from a Fort Pierce drug trafficking attorney.
After initially responding to the overdose case and, under the guidelines of a search warrant, sheriff’s deputies searched a room at a hotel in Fort Pierce and found drugs and related paraphernalia. The suspect that was also found there is facing charges that include the trafficking of heroin and the possession of cocaine with intent to sell. He has been jailed in St. Lucie and will require a bond of more than $150,000 to secure his release. The victim who overdosed on the heroin is expected to recover. This proactive approach of first turning to the users has proven helpful in identifying drug dealers operating in the Fort Pierce area.
Florida law defines drugs as either controlled, which means they can be used legally but require a prescription, or as illegal under any circumstances.
The possession of drugs can result in serious consequences under the laws of the state. Crimes associated with legal and illegal drugs come under different categories, including sales and distribution. The possession without a prescription of even a small amount of the medication hydrocodene can result in a charge of drug trafficking, with a conviction leading to a mandatory minimum of three years behind bars. This is why it is of utmost importance for anyone so charged to seek help from a Fort Pierce drug trafficking attorney.
Criminal defense attorney Jonathan Jay Kirschner has been handling these types of drug cases for more than 20 years and is prepared to provide his clients with the highest quality of legal assistance. He will do what is necessary to protect your rights, whether you have been charged with misdemeanor possession or drug trafficking. If you or someone you know is in a legal bind related to drug possession, contact the law firm of Jonathan Jay Kirschner & Associates LLC at 772-489-8501.