Police in Eustis recently concluded what they described as an “extensive investigation” by arresting three men and a woman whom they believe were selling drugs.
Late last week, authorities — including Eustis, Tavares and Leesburg police, SWAT teams and DEA agents — raided two homes, one on East Gottsche Avenue and the other on Clifford Avenue. They said they found “materials used to sell drugs,” marijuana, crack cocaine, a firearm and ammunition.
Those arrested are:
- An 18-year-old man
- A 20-year-old woman
- A second 18-year-old man
- A 58-year-old man
They have been charged with a dizzying array of offenses, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine.
We have worked with people who have been accused of crimes long enough to be reasonably certain in our assumption that the defendants, especially the younger ones, are likely feeling a little dazed after their experience. First, gun-toting agents storm their homes, seize their belongings and arrest them, and now they find themselves at the mercy of the court system, caught up in process they likely do not really understand. It’s enough to put even a well-informed, responsible person completely off-balance.
In situations like what we just described, the guidance and assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney can be very valuable. Many people feel a sense of relief and assurance knowing that they have qualified help in their corner. That way, their questions get answered and the process often seems a bit clearer.
Source: The Orlando Sentinel, “Police: Four arrested in drug-houses busts,” Eloisa Ruano Gonzalez, March 21, 2013