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.
One of the four men, 35, was arrested and charged with the possession of a controlled substance and cocaine with the intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Two of the other man, ages 40 and 27, were arrested for obstruction of a lawful search warrant, though the details of those accusations were not provided. The fourth man, 50, was arrested for having drug paraphernalia in his possession, the nature of which was not further described nor was there any indication as to where the items seized were actually found.
Conviction of these Fort Myers drug possession charges can result in harsh penalties, including probation, fines and even a period of incarceration. However, each of these individuals is deemed innocent in the eyes of the law unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a courtroom. Each accused person will likely benefit from fully understanding their legal rights as they move to defend themselves against the criminal accusations. By concentrating on the specific claims against them, they can hopefully prepare a meaningful defense that seeks an outright dismissal of the criminal charges or other favorable result.
Source: NBC 2 News, "Four arrested in Fort Myers drug bust," April 6, 2012