Pursuant to the execution of a search warrant, a business premises on North 29th Street in Fort Pierce has been raided. Four men aged 20 to 44 were taken into custody by police, and about 1.75 pounds of marijuana along with $4,976 in cash was seized. Both misdemeanor and felony marijuana charges were filed along with felony weapons charges.
Bags of marijuana that had been packaged and ready to sell were taken from an office inside of the business building along with ammunition. A handgun was reportedly found inside of a vehicle outside of the premises. A police spokesperson reported that some of the marijuana was hidden inside of tires on a rack in the garage portion of the building. It was also disclosed that no business receipts, records of sales, receipts or cash registers were found in the building. Bail for the four men ranged from $750 to as high as $34,500.
As per Saint Lucie drug possession defense attorney Jonathan Jay Kirschner, being in possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana in Florida is a misdemeanor that is punishable by 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. For a first offense, diversion programs are available. With successful completion of such a program, a conviction of record might not result. Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana but less than 25 pounds is a felony and punishable by up to five years in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $5,000.
Saint Lucie drug possession defense attorney Jonathan Jay Kirschner is a Florida Supreme Court board certified criminal trial lawyer with more than 20 years of criminal defense experience. Whether you’re charged with misdemeanor or felony marijuana possession, you’ll want to be represented by a respected Port Saint Lucie criminal defense attorney with extensive courtroom experience who is highly regarded by both prosecutors and judges. If you or somebody close to you is in such a situation, contact Jonathan Jay Kirschner at 772-489-8501.