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3 Florida residents face drug charges after police raid

An early morning raid by police has resulted in three adults being arrested. Police raided the Florida home around 8:30 in the morning pursuant to a search warrant, which was apparently based on the police department's ongoing investigation. As a result of the raid, three adults now face a variety of drug charges.

Police say that, when they searched the home, they found somewhat more than a half ounce of marijuana and an undisclosed number of amphetamine pills. The three defendants, identified as being an 18-year-old woman, a 41-year-old man and his 40-year-old spouse, were all taken into custody. They were subsequently transported to a local jail where bond was set.

When police raided the home, they also found two children. DCF was alerted, and state officials granted temporary custody of the children to a relative. It has not been released whether the DCF will be taking any further action in the case.

Although the three individuals have been criminally charged, details remain sparse as to what evidence led the police to seek a search warrant for the home. In cases where Florida residents are subject to drug charges, they may benefit from taking a critical look at how the search warrant was obtained and whether there was enough evidence to support the invasion of their privacy. By seeking the proper advice, a defendant who faces drug charges may be able to present a compelling case that can result in them being exonerated from the charges filed against them. In the meantime, each accused person is fully entitled to the same presumption of innocence that attaches to all individuals accused of a crime in Florida.

Source: WINK News Now, "3 arrested on drug charges, children removed from the home," Aug. 14, 2012

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