Drug possession can carry stiff penalties, even for those accused of carrying small amounts of a controlled substance. Anyone facing drug possession charges should understand all the legal rights available under the law to mount a successful defense and avoid a drug conviction. One Florida man is currently facing drug charges after police reportedly found him in possession of crystal meth.
The 26-year-old man was arrested after leading police on a car chase. Authorities allegedly saw him driving without a seat belt. Police attempted to catch up with the man's Mercury and pursued him until he drove his car onto a sidewalk. The man reportedly opened the car door but did not exit the vehicle. Police state that the man then pulled back onto the road, continuing the chase. The Mercury finally approached a driveway, and the driver exited the vehicle, leading police on a foot chase.
As the man ran, he threw a small, white object into a canal, according to police. Deputies ordered the man to stop, and when he reportedly failed to do so, one deputy used a stun gun on him to no avail. When deputies caught up with the man, he apparently punched one of them.
The deputies report that they found crystal meth in the man's wallet while searching his person. The suspect stated that he had no idea about the drugs and that he had purchased the wallet for one dollar from a man on the street. He was charged with drug possession and resisting arrest.
Police take possession of controlled substances such as crystal meth very seriously, and prosecutors tend to try these cases aggressively. Those facing drug possession charges should learn about all available legal avenues to defend themselves against these serious allegations.
Source: Orlando Sentinel, "Boynton Beach man arrested on drug charges," Ed Komenda, Dec. 27, 2012