Florida Residence Raided On Warrant For Synthetic Marijuana

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 the Pinellas Beaches Patch, a Redington Beach residence was raided by federal agents on a search warrant with the help of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The house contained tens of thousands of bags of K-2, also known as Spice, synthetic marijuana. Under newly enacted Florida laws, K-2 is illegal to produce, possess or sell.

Jacksonville drug crimes, in particular cases involving juveniles, are cases of peer pressure. Most cases of drug use by minors involve their drug use starting out with occasional marijuana use. However, this casual use springs into a full-fledged addiction for many of Florida’s adolescents. These addictions have some of the worst affects, particularly when their original drug of choice does not do the trick anymore.

Synthetic Marijuana, also known as K2, Serenity Now, Red Magic, Black Mamba, Mr. Sticky and other names, are typically sold over the counter in local convenience stores. The packaging of this substance is labeled “Not for human consumption”, however, as most know, teenagers do not always follow warning labels. This substance causes hallucinations, increased anxiety, and according to some doctors, psychosis.

This substance was added to the list of controlled substances last year, as its effects over a long period of time can cause major damage to the heart, liver, and other areas of the body. The State is attempting to crack down on the mass use of this drug before it becomes as wide spread as other common drugs such as marijuana or cocaine. However, the State may not be kind to the drug’s unfortunate victims.

One of the major differences between Spice versus regular marijuana is that with marijuana, one must possess 20 grams or more for a felony charge, whereas with spice, one only need possess 3 grams to be a felony charge. Many people are caught in Florida with Spice that they bought legally in another state and merely had it in the car when they traveled to Florida.

If one or one’s child has been accused of partaking in this illegal substance, one should obtain an experienced Jacksonville drug crimes attorney to fight for one’s case. One is already suffering from the harmful effects of an addiction; one should not suffer at the hands of the legal system as well. An experienced attorney can bring to light one’s struggle with addiction. One needs a help up, not a lock down.

Many times, the main actors in charge of operating drug sale schemes are not addicts themselves, but are making huge amounts of illicit cash. When arrested, the main actors will be facing harsh minimum mandatory sentences under Florida law, even if they have no prior criminal history.

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 are 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:Spice Lab Raided on Redington Beach, Rachel Jolley, The Pinellas Beaches Patch