On Oct. 13, a 27-year-old Florida woman was taken into custody for possession of cocaine and driving with a suspended license. The woman was being held at a Key West area jail when a package arrived for her that one deputy found suspicious.
According to a representative for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the deputy thought the package had a chemical smell. On opening it, he found a substance inside that was later confirmed to be a synthetic opioid called Buprenorphine.
The package had allegedly been sent to the woman by her 55-year-old mother. As a result, the mother was taken into custody on Oct. 13. She was detained at the same facility as her daughter and charged with smuggling contraband into jail. her daughter had been arrested in September on charges of possession of cocaine and driving with a license that had previously been suspended.
People who have been issued charges for drug crimes such as possession or trafficking face significant consequences if a conviction is obtained. There is the possibility of incarceration either in jail or in prison, depending upon the nature of the particular charge. Heavy fines can also be imposed, and people who have been convicted of a felony often see their future job prospects dwindle. As a result, those who are facing these types of charges may want to meet with an attorney as soon as possible so that they can start developing a strategy to contest the allegations, such as by challenging the search that led to the finding of the drugs as being made without probable cause.