Tallahassee, FL (December 15, 2018) - A mother and a son were arrested on numerous drug charges following a traffic stop on Tuesday, December 11th. Around 1:37 pm, deputies with the Leon County Sheriff's Department conducted a traffic stop on a Ford F-150 at Commonwealth Boulevard.
As deputies spoke with the driver, they noted that a passenger in the truck opened the door and attempted to exit the vehicle. Deputies were able to stop the woman and question her. At that time, small container of meth was spotted in plain view inside the truck. The woman then gave the container to the deputies and said "Yeah it's meth in there."
The woman, identified as 67-year-old Wanda Pyles, then pulled from her bra a plastic beg containing more meth. Wanda then went on to say that her son, 48-year-old Anthony Pyles, was involved in "bad stuff." Anthony Pyles was the driver of the F-150 when it was pulled over.
Anthony refused to speak to police without an attorney present. A search of the truck then turned up two plastic bags of marijuana. Both Anthony and Wanda were arrested and are facing numerous drug-related charges. They were taken to the Leon County Detention Facility.
Drug Charges in Tallahassee
Being charged with a Tallahassee drug crime can land you in serious trouble including jail time, probation and court fines. Depending on the type and amount of drugs that you were alleged to have possessed or consumed, your charges could be either a misdemeanor or felony.
There may be many defenses available to a Florida drug crime charge, including a defense that you did not actually possess the drug, that police misidentified the drug, or that your constitutional rights were violated due to an unlawful search and seizure.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, the Florida drug crime attorneys at Musca Law are here for you. We know how important it is to ensure that your rights are protected at every point in the process. Our team is here for you 24/7. For a free consultation, please call (888) 484-5057.