On Aug. 28, three Florida men were detained after police allegedly found a large stash of drugs in a Davie home. The incident took place on the 13000 block of Southwest Sixth Street.
According to reports, police obtained a warrant to search the property of a 39-year-old man. A K-9 drug-sniffing dog was brought to the scene to assist with the search. The dog reportedly detected that drugs were present in two bedrooms and in the kitchen's refrigerator and freezer. A search of those areas allegedly uncovered 1.2 pounds of cocaine, 1.178 kilograms of marijuana buds, 227 grams of marijuana joints, 546 grams of cannabis wax and 90 grams of cannabis oil. A loaded handgun and a notebook detailing drug sales were also found.
The property owner, his roommate and a third man were taken into custody. Police records indicate the property owner refused to speak with officers after he was arrested and read his Miranda rights. He was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis with the intent to distribute, possession of THC and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. It is unclear if the other two men were formally arrested and charged.
An individual facing charges for drug crimes may want to speak with a criminal defense attorney as quickly as possible. Legal counsel could protect a defendant's rights during police questioning, challenge any evidence presented and work to develop a strong defense against the prosecution's case. In some circumstances, these efforts could cause the charges to be dismissed. In other instances, they could be used as leverage to obtain a plea deal that reduces the charges and penalties.