On May 26, a Florida woman was arrested for alleged possession of crystal meth. Ironically, her first name is Crystal, and her last name is spelled similarly to the drug.
According to St. Augustine authorities, police were dispatched to a one-story office complex on Dixie Highway in response to a report of an unlicensed driver. Once on the scene, officers observed the defendant, age 40, a male friend, age 41, and a third individual sitting in a vehicle. They asked the trio for consent to search the vehicle, and it was granted.
During the subsequent search, officers allegedly uncovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The defendant and her male friend were both placed under arrest and transported to St. Johns County Jail for processing. She was charged with possession of methamphetamine and held on a $5,000 bond. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment and held on a $5,500 bond.
Drug charges frequently lead to serious consequences in Florida, including incarceration and fines. As a result, people may want to retain the services of a criminal defense attorney to represent their interests in court. An attorney could carefully review the case and develop defense strategies to fight the prosecution’s case. If an attorney discovers police violated a defendant’s rights while securing evidence, the charges could be dropped. If the charges appear solid, an attorney could work to negotiate a plea deal that lowers the penalties. For an example, a defendant could be required to successfully complete a treatment program in lieu of incarceration.
Source: WHOTV, “Florida woman named Crystal Methvin arrested for possession of crystal meth“, May 31, 2018