Polk County, FL (November 15, 2018) – In Polk County, a woman was arrested after she brought her ‘meth’ to be tested at the doctor’s office. The woman was identified as 73-year-old Barbara Ray of Polk County.

Ray told her doctor that she had been taking meth for about a month. She admitted that she brought the drugs with her so that it could be tested to make sure that it was okay, which is when a deputy was called to the office. The drugs were tested to find out that they were, in fact, methamphetamine.

Ray was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of paraphernalia, and was then booked into jail. She has since been released.

Polk County Drug Laws 

Polk County, FL – Polk County Woman Brings Methamphetamine to DoctorIn Florida, methamphetamine is considered to be a Schedule II controlled substance and it is a third-degree felony to possess it. This is due to the fact that meth has a high potential for abuse due to its severe psychological and physical dependence. Some of the only defenses that are available to use in these cases include constructive possession, lack of knowledge, overdose, the fact that the drug was a prescription or temporary possession.

If you have been accused of a drug-related crime in the Lakeland area or any other area close by, you must always remember that you have rights when it comes to your case and being able to move forward. A successful Florida criminal attorney will be able to help you when you need it the most.

At Musca Law, we want to stand by your side and serve you when you believe that you have been unfairly charged with a crime in Florida. You need a trusted legal advocate on your side who understands the ins and outs of Florida law and can help ensure that your rights are constantly protected. Contact us today at (888) 484-5057 to find out how we can help.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that is incorrect to your knowledge, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

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.