A police officer arrested for DUI south of Jacksonville, in Cocoa Beach, has resulted in some of his criminal cases being dropped. James Wheeler was pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road and for hitting a garbage can. Once he was detained by police, they allege he had slurred speech and glassy eyes. These are not the details that are the most problematic.
Wheeler had the controlled substance, oxycodone, in his blood and there were many pills in his car that he did not have a prescription for. Criminal Defense Attorneys for people Wheeler arrested began to look into this further and argued that Wheeler may have stolen evidence from drug arrests he made in his capacity as a law enforcement officer. The state attorney’s office dropped at least two drug cases already.