William Evans has been charged with violating his probation after drugs were found in his car during a minor crash. Evans had already been under investigation for manufacturing and selling methamphetamine when he was involved in the crash. A K-9 alerted them to drugs present in Evans’ car. During a search, they found a baggie containing meth and a glass pipe with meth residue. Detectives then obtained a search warrant for his home and inside found items used to cook meth, along with drug paraphernalia, meth, and marijuana.
Typically, meth comes in the form of an odorless, bitter-tasting powder that dissolves easily in water or alcohol. This powder may be a number of different colors, depending largely on the ingredients used to make it. Methamphetamine in Jacksonville goes by many different names, including crystal, ice, glass, shabu, zip, pep-pills, go-fast speed, chalk, and crank.
Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, substances found in Sudafed, Claratin, and other over-the-counter cold medications that are widely available in local drug stores, supermarkets, and truck stops, are required to make the drug. Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are the most crucial ingredients.
Crystal meth is a type of meth that takes the form of large crystal-like chunks or, in some cases, small glass fragments or shiny blue-white rocks. It is usually smoked in a glass pipe like crack cocaine, but it may also be dissolved and injected. Although crystal meth produces effects similar to those produced by powder meth, it reportedly produces more intense and longer lasting highs. Like chronic use of powder meth, chronic use of crystal meth causes damage to the brain, body, and central nervous system.
Meth is a stimulant, increasing the energy of the user. Caffeine is a very mild stimulant, while cocaine and methamphetamine are more intense, addictive, and dangerous stimulants.
Stimulant drugs such as meth and cocaine may be contrasted with narcotic drugs like heroin and morphine, which do not stimulate the nervous system but instead tend to dull the senses and induce relaxation, stupor, and sleep. In this case, Evans would be a potential target of a meth addiction because of the high stress involved in the legal field and lack of energy associated with being an attorney.
In Florida, if one is accused of possessing less than 14 grams of methamphetamine, one will be charged with possession of methamphetamine. Possession of methamphetamine is a third-degree felony, and although no mandatory minimum prison sentence exists, one is still exposed to up to five years in prison.
If the evidence appears to be strong, an experienced attorney would look for ways to mitigate the damage of a conviction. In some situations, Drug Court may be an option. If one successfully completes Drug Court, one’s charges will be dismissed.
One has one choice of relief in a situation like this. One charged with a crime of this nature should contact an experienced Jacksonville drug crimes defense attorney to fight the case and ensure one’s rights and defenses are known and protected. One can either sit back and wait for the Judge to render a decision against one, or one can take charge of one’s defense and win one’s cause for freedom.
The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for years and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require 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: Fla. Attorney Arrested for Making Meth… Again Jake Wade, WMAZ 13