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Six arrested during Florida drug bust

On Feb. 22, six individuals were arrested for allegedly dealing drugs out of a home in Wakulla County. The property was brought to the attention of authorities when several citizens complained that it was a "hot spot" for drug activity.

Deputies from the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at the home, which is located at 850 Whidden Lake Road in Crawfordville, and found six adults and two children inside. The warrant was obtained after deputies pulled over several vehicles in the vicinity of the home and reported that the occupants had drugs in their possession, which provided probable cause for a search of the residence. During the search, deputies allegedly uncovered methamphetamine, baggies of marijuana and various items of drug paraphernalia. They additionally claim to have found a bolt-action rifle with a serial number that had been tampered with.

All six adults were taken into custody and charged with various drug crimes, including possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges included maintaining a public nuisance place where controlled substances are illegally kept, sold or used; possession of a firearm with an altered serial number; and child neglect. One of the adults was arrested and charged with a separate drug crime days earlier.

While drug charges often carry harsh consequences, not every arrest leads to a conviction. For example, by contacting an Orlando, Florida, drug charges law firm, defendants may get help fighting the charges and protecting their future. A lawyer might challenge the prosecution's evidence and work to get the charges dismissed. If the case moves forward, legal counsel may attempt to negotiate a plea deal that reduces the charges and penalties.

Source: WTXL, "Wakulla County deputies arrest 6 during drug bust in Crawfordville," 02/22/2019

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