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Man considered in possession of a controlled substance in Florida

People's lives can change in an instant. A once upstanding citizen could find him or herself facing hard times that lead him or her to make questionable choices. Unfortunately, as individuals in this type of situation struggle, they may face additional difficulties if police consider them in possession of a controlled substance or accuse them of other drug-related crimes.

It was recently reported that a former deputy in Florida is currently facing such a predicament. Apparently, authorities came to the man's place of residence after receiving reports of gunshots. Officers purportedly obtained a search warrant and went into the home to investigate. They allegedly found firearms and ammunition in the home and noticed animal excrement inside the home as well as other unsanitary conditions.

It was also reported that police found cocaine and marijuana during the search of the home and of a vehicle. Three individuals were living in the home at the time of the search: the man, his girlfriend and his child. As a result of the home's conditions, the child was taken by the Department of Children and Families. The man is currently facing charges for possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well as child neglect.

Charges relating to the possession of a controlled substance can feel difficult to handle. Fortunately, this Florida man and others in this type of situation have the opportunity to obtain information and assistance with addressing such a predicament. Information on defense options, court proceedings and other related topics may help him better understand what to expect as his case moves forward.

Source:, "Former Florida deputy of the year charged with child neglect, drug possession", Johari Canty, March 10, 2018

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