On Oct. 17, a Florida City woman was taken into custody on suspicion of selling cocaine. The incident took place at around 6:15 p.m. in Monroe County.
According to authorities, the defendant, age 39, was driving a black Volkswagen on Overseas Highway when she was pulled over near the 55-mile mark by deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies ran a check on her license plate and discovered that she had a warrant for two counts of dealing cocaine. She was also wanted for using a two-way communications device to facilitate a felony.
The deputies said that the defendant consented to a vehicle search and admitted that there was cocaine in the car’s center console. They searched the car and found seven bags of cocaine inside. They also reportedly found two cookies containing crack cocaine in the defendant’s purse. The defendant was arrested for the outstanding warrants. She was additionally charged with cocaine possession with the intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Individuals facing drug possession and drug trafficking charges can face harsh consequences. If convicted, defendants may be sentenced to substantial prison terms and heavy fines. Their personal possessions may also be seized by authorities. However, every defendant is innocent until proven guilty and has the right to fight drug charges in court. In some cases, a criminal defense attorney could carefully scrutinize the evidence for details that could undermine the prosecution’s case. In other situations, an attorney could negotiate a plea deal that allows the defendant to plead guilty to reduced charges. This could lead to a lighter sentence.
Source Local 10, “Drugs found in car of Florida City woman accused of dealing cocaine, authorities say,” Amanda Batchelor, Oct. 18, 2017