A Florida man’s call to 911 recently led to his arrest. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the man reported a home invasion at approximately 11 p.m. on a recent Monday. They say he claimed that there were people in his home and on his property. Deputies rushed to his address, and instead of home invaders, they claim to have found enough narcotics to justify an arrest on drug charges.
While the deputies who responded to the call were in the man’s house, the presence of drugs and paraphernalia created the suspicion of drug dealing activities. They say they found no strangers about, and suspect the man was under the influence of drugs when he called for help. Reportedly, investigators returned with a search warrant in the early morning hours of the following day.
Detectives claim the search of the man’s residence yielded several baggies of cocaine, weighing 45 grams in total, along with a variety of other illegal narcotics. Almost 30 different items — some with narcotic labels — were seized and submitted for testing by the drug lab. Those results are pending, but he is now facing 11 drug charges.
When people in Florida face similar situations, their best course of action might be to secure the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A conviction on drug charges can have serious consequences on a person’s personal and professional life. A lawyer can examine the charges along with the search and seizure procedures and prepare a defense focused on achieving the best possible outcome.
Source: wavy.com, “Florida man arrested on drug charges after calling 911 to report people running through his home“, Feb. 14, 2018