A man has been arrested after flashing money on camera for Facebook Live. According to reports, the man was showing off a handful of money when officers interrupted with a loudspeaker, raiding his home. Several people were said to have sent the live video to a local news station in Jacksonville, Florida. The man was arrested for drug possession and other charges.
The arrest report states that the man was arrested after police found a handgun, ammunition, drug paraphernalia, oxycodone pills and crack cocaine in the home. On the video, the man can be seen with the cash, and then he looks out a window when he hears the police. He ran out of the room and off camera at that point. No drugs were seen in the video.
Neighbors claim that the police threw smoke grenades into the house, which sounded like bombs going off. Loud noises can be heard on the video. Police officers can be seen going into the camera's view and back out of it, but no evidence of the accused crimes are seen on the video. The man faces several charges, including possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia for the delivery or manufacture of drugs, and others.
For those who have been arrested for drug possession in Florida, the constitution says that they are not guilty unless they are proved so. In such cases, a criminal lawyer can help the client determine what the best course of action would be for his or her case. The criminal law attorney has the knowledge and experience to create the best defense possible for each person's individual case.
Source: actionnesjax.com, "WATCH: Jacksonville officers raid man's house while he's on Facebook Live", Brittney Donovan, June 6, 2017