A Florida woman was arrested recently and is now fighting charges related to selling drugs after deputies in Monroe County discovered nearly $25,000 worth of GHB in her vehicle. The GHB -- also known as the date rape drug -- was found during a traffic stop on a recent Wednesday in January. When individuals like this woman are accused of selling drugs, they are legally entitled to work with experienced criminal defense attorneys as they seek to defend their innocence.
A sheriff's deputy from Monroe County stopped the woman's vehicle on Interstate 75 for a suspected violation of proper window tint. The deputy said that the smell of marijuana was coming from the woman's vehicle, which prompted a total search of the vehicle. During the search, the deputy allegedly discovered 6.7 pounds of Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid -- or GHB, which was valued at around $24,500.
The deputy said that a handgun and one burnt marijuana joint were discovered during the search as well. The driver, an Orlando woman, was summarily arrested and issued a number of charges. One of the charges included the possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.
The accused individual is fully entitled to a criminal defense during the pending legal proceedings in a Florida criminal court. In the event a conviction is ultimately secured, charges for selling drugs -- or intending to sell them -- typically come with severe penalties. However, this individual has yet to be convicted of anything and is fully within her rights to contest the accusations as well as the proof on which they are based. Constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures may prove to be a focal point of the defense counsel in preparing a defense for the current accusations.
Source: 13wmaz.com, "Monroe Co. traffic stop nets $25K worth of "date rape" drug", R. Loyd Price, Jan. 20, 2016