West Palm Beach Drug Crime Attorneys
Arrested on Drug Charges? Contact Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A.
Drug crimes encompass a number of offenses, including possession, possession with intent to sell or distribute, conspiracy, trafficking, and prescription drug fraud. Drug crimes – especially drug trafficking – are prevalent in South Florida because of its unique geography and proximity to international ports.
Florida claims the dubious distinction of having the harshest marijuana possession laws in the U.S. – four times as stringent as those imposed by the federal government. Many drug possession arrests are usually for small amounts – 20 grams or fewer – of recreational drugs like marijuana or drug paraphernalia.
- In Florida, particularly South Florida, drug arrest cases have included federal DEA seizures of:
- Cocaine: 9,371.3 kg
- Heroin: 220.0 kg
- Methamphetamine: 16.9 kg
- Marijuana: 33,291.3 kg
- Hashish: 44.4 kg
- Meth labs: 125 (DEA, state & local)
Arrested? Call (561) 349-4856 for immediate legal assistance.