Florida Police Officer Arrested for Sale of Drugs

A police officer in Polk County, Florida has been arrested for selling Oxycontin to a detective. Shawn Lucas, who was off-duty at the time, agreed to sell the detective 4.4 grams (15 pills) for $200.00. After the arrest, the detective found a loaded handgun in Lucas’ car. He was charged with armed drug trafficking.

The crime of Trafficking in drugs in Florida has different levels depending on the type of drug and the amount of drugs possessed. In this case, because the weight of the Oxycontin is over 4 grams, it qualifies as a trafficking amount. If the amount possessed was over 4 grams, as in this case, there is a 3 year minimum mandatory prison sentence and a $50,000.00 fine. Possessing the gun will also enhance the possible punishment.

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