The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, along with Fort Myers Police received information that alleged transactions involving the sale of drugs and controlled substances were taking place inside a home on 3417 South Street. After receiving the information, officers applied for and obtained a search warrant to access the residence. In addition to the warrant, undercover detectives were able to allegedly make several drug purchases from 18-year-old Jabari Hampton, a resident of the home.
When officials gained entry into the residence, they located numerous drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, Oxycodone, MDMA as well as two stolen guns. Following the search, police charged Hampton with numerous offenses including sale and possession of cocaine, trafficking in opium and possession of a controlled substance. 41-year-old Theodoric Moran was also arrested for possession of cocaine.
There is no word on whether Hampton remains incarcerated at this time.
Drug Crimes in Fort MyersA drug crime in Fort Myers can have a serious impact on your life. The punishments for drug crimes vary depending on the nature of the charge, including the number and weight of the drugs possessed and whether the charge is related to selling or possession. In Fort Myers, Drug trafficking is one of the most serious types of drug charges that a person can face.
If you have been charged with trafficking opium, including heroin, you are looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 3 years and a minimum fine of $50,000. Depending on the amount of opium, the sentence can be up to a mandatory 25 years with a fine of $500,000. Trafficking and other felony drug charges are taken very seriously by prosecutors across our state and can add up to serious time in jail.
When you are facing a charge of drug trafficking, sale or possession, you need an experienced Florida drug crimes lawyer to provide a vigorous defense. Drug cases often involve evidence collected against you over a number of months, including undercover purchases by the police and confidential informants who will work with detectives to provide information about drug transactions. By the time the charges are filed, there can be a large amount of evidence allegedly tying you to the crime.
At Musca Law, we will work tirelessly to protect your legal rights when you have been charged with a drug crime. We look carefully at all the issues, including whether your constitutional rights were violated by an illegal search and seizure. We will hold the police accountable for doing their job according to the standards of the law.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Naples and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.