There are a variety of different drug crimes a resident of the Orlando area could find that they are facing. Some have to do with distribution of the drug, others, the manufacture. In still other cases, depending on the drug, an individual might find that he or she has been charged with growing it. This is the case for an Orlando man who was recently arrested in Clermont.
Sheriffs reportedly found the man in a house in Clermont that was not being lived in. When they encountered him they determined that he was taking care of 104 marijuana plants. In addition to the plants, authorities also allegedly found marijuana that had already been processed.
Sherriff's deputies arrested the man and he has been charged with the following drug crimes:
- Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Cultivation of marijuana
When the man and the marijuana plants were discovered authorities were in the process of executing search warrant on the property. While details of that warrant are unknown, presumably it had something to do with suspecting drugs would be found at the house. Should any issues with that warrant be uncovered, they could serve as grounds to have the case dismissed.
Drug charges are taken very seriously by law enforcement in the Orlando area. The consequences for being convicted can be severe and lead to time in prison. This is true regardless of whether someone has been charged at the state or federal level. For that reason most facing these charges find it is a good idea to engage the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer.
Source: Orlando Sentinel, "Lake deputies nab man tending 104 marijuana plants," Erica Rodriguez, March 29, 2013