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Drug charges: Driver claims she was unaware of meth on front seat

A 22-year-old Florida woman was arrested when authorities pulled her vehicle over as she was on her way to fetch her boyfriend upon his release from jail. According to authorities, the woman was a known offender for driving with a revoked or suspended license. Law enforcement reportedly executed the traffic stop at around midnight on a recent Wednesday -- a stop that led to drug charges.

Officers say the woman was questioned, and when she stepped out of the vehicle, she admitted that her license had been revoked since last August. During questioning, the deputy allegedly noticed the floorboard and the seat of the pickup truck were covered with a crystal-like substance, along with a torn plastic baggie. The vehicle was searched, and the crystals apparently tested positive for methamphetamine.

Deputies report that the driver said the vehicle did not belong to her, and because she is unlicensed, she took the truck after dark to pick up her boyfriend. Due to the darkness, she claims she was unaware of the meth covering the seat and the floor. She was arrested and jailed for driving with a revoked license and possession of seven grams of methamphetamine.

Further reports indicate that this woman's criminal history suggests over a dozen previous incidents in which she was detained since her 18th birthday in 2015. She will likely not hesitate to ask to have a lawyer present to protect her legal rights. A Florida criminal defense attorney with experience in dealing with drug charges can assess the circumstances and devise a defense strategy that might lead to the best possible outcome for the client.

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