Three young adults were arrested in Port St. Lucie after police found two pounds of marijuana, two handguns and multiple other drugs during an incident on Southwest Connecticut Terrace. Jarrard Italiano (19), Francis Mugwort (19) and Dylan Stone (18) were all arrested on multiple drug charges including “possession of marijuana with intent to sell,” “possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana,” “possession of cocaine” and two counts of “possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.”
On November 9, Port St. Lucie police went to an address located in the 900 block of Southwest Connecticut Terrace after a woman notified them that marijuana seemed to be wafting from the backyard of a nearby rental property. According to the woman, both Stone and Italiano were seen smoking marijuana cigarettes. After the police showed up on the scene, they observed Stone leaving the property and approaching a white vehicle with a backpack. The backpack was found to contain marijuana and a white powdery substance.
Stone said that Mugwort and Italiano picked him up from a prearranged location so that they could get together and “party” at the home. Stone claimed to be unaware of the handguns or the marijuana located in the seized vehicle. In the vehicle, police discovered a .380-cal handgun, and .40-cal handgun, an digital scale, pills, cocaine and methamphetamine.
The investigators also located more than two pounds of marijuana. Both Mugword and Italiano had outstanding burglary warrants at the time and declined to speak to the police. As of Wednesday November 21, Stone is being held in the St. Lucie County Jail on a bond of $121,500. Italiano is being held on a $190,000 bond while Mugwort is held on a $76,135 bond.
Drug abuse is a common problem in today’s culture. While all drugs are regulated under the FDA and are classified according to substance type, there are some drugs that are determined to be illegal under any circumstance. These include marijuana and cocaine. The penalties for possessing, selling or distributing any controlled substance, legal or illegal, can get a person a three-year minimum in jail as a drug trafficker. In this instance, it is critical that you have a Port Saint Lucie criminal defense lawyer to help you out.
Port Saint Lucie Drug Possession Lawyer
A drug possession criminal lawyer can help reduce any incurred penalties and can even get the charges dropped altogether if you are innocent. If you or someone you know is in need of a Port Saint Lucie drug possession lawyer, contact Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq. and Associates, LLC at (772) 489-8501.