Call Us 24/7: (772) 489-8501 | Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq., & Associates, LLC

News / Blog

Port St. Lucie heroin trafficking

Three jailed in alleged heroin deal involving dozens of capsules

Help from a Port St. Lucie Heroin Trafficking Attorney

Port St. Lucie heroin trafficking has become highly prevalent in recent years. Demand for heroin has skyrocketed after supplies of prescription opioid medications have dried up. This demand has incentivized many people down on their luck across the Port St. Lucie area to sell illicit opioids as a means of income.

In late August, three Port St. Lucie residents were arrested for selling illicit opioids to an undercover investigator as part of a sting operation. Lucas Chris and John Daniels were driven by accomplice Rashard Simon to an agreed-upon location in Port St. Lucie to sell an undercover officer nearly four dozen capsules of heroin. Arriving in a blue Cadillac owned by Chris, the deal took place in a parking lot near Southwest California Boulevard’s 1200 block.

Police reports say the detective hopped in the back seat of the Cadillac and handed over $1,000 for 44 capsules of heroin. Fearing arrest, driver Rashard Simon crashed into a local police vehicle just minutes before the trio was taken into custody.

Investigators uncovered a loaded pistol, a bag of powder, and many more capsules filled with heroin. A quantitative laboratory analysis found the capsules and the powder contained a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.

Fentanyl is often mixed with heroin because it’s so strong. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reports that fentanyl is 100 times stronger than heroin. Most fatal opioid overdoses in the United States involve fentanyl.

Simon was found in possession of alprazolam tablets upon arrest. Also known as Xanax, the controlled substance is used by physicians to treat anxiety and sleep disorders.

Affidavits further state that the undercover investigator had purchased capsules of heroin from Chris at least three other times in August. Chris has a long history of drug arrests in St. Lucie County that dates back to 2009.

Chris was given roughly a dozen felony charges and a misdemeanor, including felony firearm possession, heroin possession, and sale of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. Simon and Daniels were also given felony charges that include felony firearm possession and heroin trafficking.

Hiring a Port St. Lucie Heroin Trafficking Attorney

Many people find themselves wound up in Port St. Lucie heroin trafficking and other criminal cases. Rather than accepting defeat, you should seek help from a trained Port St. Lucie criminal lawyer to fight the legal system. Reach out to Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq., & Associates, LLC at (772) 489-8501 to get the help you deserve.