Three men were detained in Florida in late April 2020 on suspicion of drug charges. The men were detained after Titusville SWAT and Palm Bay police officers carried out a drug bust on the home where the three men were allegedly living.
Several neighbors complained to the police about activity in the home that they considered to be suspicious. Police then used these complaints to obtain a search warrant of the property. Upon searching the home, detectives seized 9.5 grams of Xanax, 67.8 grams of cocaine, a variety of prescription medications and thousands of dollars. Officers believe that the money might be connected to the sale of drugs.
The men were charged with several drug charges. A 47-year-old man was detained and charged with cocaine possession, the trafficking of cocaine and the intent to sell cocaine. A 32-year-old man was detained and charged with possessing drug manufacturing equipment as well as cocaine. A 38-year-old man was detained for resisting arrest without violence. During the search, code enforcement officers also issued several citations for alleged problems in the home. Several animals were removed from the property by animal control officers as a result of these citations.
Drug crimes, particularly those that involve the sales of drugs, often result in severe consequences that may include hefty fines, imprisonment and/or community service. These consequences might permanently alter an individual’s life. This means that it’s crucial that police don’t overstep during the investigation and that those who are accused have their rights protected. In this case, the complaints may not have been enough evidence for a search warrant. A lawyer might be able to demonstrate that the warrant was not obtained legally. If this can be proved, any evidence seized may be inadmissible, and the drug charges could be reduced or dismissed.