Acting on an alleged complaint from a Jacksonville hotel representative about suspected prostitution and drug possession and use, the police recently went to investigate at a Jacksonville. When they went to the Florida Candlewood Suites hotel room where management directed them, a 4-year-old answered their knock on the door.
A Florida teacher assigned to teach GED at a county jail has been charged with drug possession offenses. The accusations come after a reportedly six-week investigation by authorities. The drug possession charges include possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of powder cocaine, manufacture of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Fort Myers police arrested four men during a drug bust on Thursday, April 5. Detectives claim to have identified the home as a location of drug use and drug manufacturing. With this information, they were able to obtain a warrant to search the premises for drug possession. According to police, during the bust, officers allegedly found 30 pills of MDMA, 16 grams of cocaine, two grams of cocaine base, two grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia used to manufacture crack cocaine.
When residents in Florida or anywhere in the United States are faced with drug charges, the thought of fighting these charges, much less public scrutiny, can be daunting. While those accused are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, the publication of their case in the news can negatively influence their family life, friendships and future career even if they are not found to be guilty of the crime.