Many times when an individual in Florida catches wind of someone who has been caught possessing drugs, certain drugs might come to mind. However, in the peculiar drug possession case of a Florida man, it was gummy worms for which the man was arrested. Not normal gummy worms, of course, but, rather, gummy worms that had been infused with a very serious illegal substance.
A 34-year-old man was arrested for drug possession in Fort Myers by law enforcement officials who were conducting a traffic stop last week. The man was charged with possession of a controlled substance, methylone. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia as well as driving with a suspended or revoked license.
The man, who was driving a rental car, had been stopped by police for following the vehicle in front of him too closely, according to the authorities. During the stop, a police K-9 located drugs within the car. Deputies located a plastic bag that had been filled with candy. They conducted a field test and it was determined that the candy, gummy worms, had been infused with methylone. There was around a quarter of a pound of the substance found in the car.
Florida residents facing multiple criminal charges have the right to defend themselves in regards to each specific charge. If a person is convicted of drug possession, he or she can face very grave penalties, up to incarceration. Individuals accused are innocent in the eyes of state law unless they are proved guilty in court beyond a reasonable doubt.
Source: news-press.com, "Gummy worms infused with drugs; Fort Myers man charged", Melissa Montoya, July 29, 2015