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Drug Sting Results in Arrests

April 6, 2017

Florida residents concerned about the use of illicit drugs in their area may be interested to learn of several arrests by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in March. Over 50 people were taken into as a result of a two-month-long investigation.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the focus of the investigation was Cape Canaveral, where purchases of illegal substances were made by undercover agents. Complaints by area residents spurred the operation. Eight of the individuals who were charged were accused of selling cocaine. Other drug dealers allegedly sold heroin, marijuana, prescription pills, methamphetamine and counterfeit controlled substances.

There were also arrests made for prostitution. According to an affidavit, an online ad inquiring about spending time together was located by an undercover Brevard County Sheriff’s agent. An individual arranged a tryst at a hotel in Cape Canaveral after responding to an offer of $150 for an hour. On March 16, at about 1:30 a.m., a 32-year-old woman arrived at the hotel and was arrested by agents. A 46-year-old man who had driven the woman to the engagement was also taken into custody. The woman was charged with offering to engage in or commit prostitution. The man was charged with a felony for using the earnings of prostitution to make a living.

A criminal defense attorney may provide a variety of services for individuals who are facing drug charges like trafficking. The attorney may evaluate the factors surrounding a client’s case, such as whether any investigations, searches and arrest were executed according to the law. The attorney may clients of their legal options, which may entail negotiating for lesser charges and penalties, seeking to have the charges dropped due to insufficient evidence or violations of the law or going to trial to seek an acquittal.