Melbourne Police Nab 16 Suspected Florida Drug Dealers In “Operation Buzzkill”

Jacksonville is filled with those people who aspire to be great. However, the stress of attempting to be great can be momentous, and as such, those people turn to substances that help them relax. However, those substances, when used in high quantity, can be destructive to that vision of being great. If one has been accused of a drug crime, one should contact an experienced attorney to fight the case and ensure that one can continue on that path to greatness.

According to Florida Today, the Melbourne Police Department, armed with 56 arrest warrants, arrested sixteen people after a two-week long investigation called “Operation Buzzkill”. The sixteen arrested were suspected drug dealers, some who had made transactions with undercover police officers. Most of the drug transactions that had occurred with the officers were pill or marijuana sales. bilde.jpg

Jacksonville drug cases can be routine from time to time; however, this does not mean that each drug case should be treated the same nor does it mean that each case has its own unique set of circumstances, defenses, and mitigating factors. These factors will determine whether one, in the mind of the judge, should go to jail, rehab, or a combination of both.

So-called Jacksonville drug-pushers, the dispensaries and pill-mills they operate, and other connections they have throughout the state have caught the attention of police and prosecutors in recent years as drug investigators have begun cracking down on drug crimes through a Statewide initiative.

Many of the arrests in this particular case were everyday citizens selling pills and marijuana. However, this new saturation of pill sales in drug market has led to many arrests of professionals, such as doctors, pharmacists, and others involved in the medical industry. Unlike simple buyers and sellers, this new wave of drug crime defendants are being charged with massive frauds and racketeering scams.

Facing these additional charges elevates the case to an entirely new level. An experienced Jacksonville drug crimes attorney can help those facing significant sanctions and prison time. Many times, the accused is merely trying to make a little extra cash to pay the bills. However, the cost of going away to prison for one’s crime could be more than any bill could ever amount. Sometimes, the offender is in desperate need of being cleaned up. One’s hope for a treatment program is not out of reach. There are options other than a jail cell. An experienced Jacksonville drug crimes attorney can provide those options.


One should not risk going to jail for a long period of time when an experienced attorney can make sure that their best defense is brought forth and their rights protected. The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for years and is here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one requires a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.

Additional Source:‘Operation Buzzkill’ nets 16 suspected drug dealers in Melbourne, J.D. Gallop, Florida Today