Two Florida Men in Custody for Meth Trafficking

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office charged two men with meth trafficking on Sept. 10 in Florida. Authorities claim that they discovered more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in the home of the two men.

One of the men in custody allegedly admitted to cooking methamphetamine every day for the last year. He also told authorities that he sells the drug on a regular basis. He also admitted that his roommate was the one who purchased the pseudoephedrine that he used in the last batch of methamphetamine that was cooked in the home.

The area the home is located on had been closed off until the exact location of the methamphetamine lab was pinpointed to protect residents from a possible explosion. The men in custody are being held in custody without bond. Both men were already on probation as a result of previous drug charges.

Methamphetamine is a Schedule II substance. In the state of Florida, it is a second-degree felony to be in possession of methamphetamine. The charge of trafficking methamphetamine involves having 14 grams or more of the substance with the intent to deliver the drug. To be in possession of more than 200 grams is a first-degree felony with a $250,000 fine and a 15-year prison sentence. Manufacturing methamphetamine in amounts more than 400 grams knowing that the sale of the drug to any person can result in their death is punishable in fines up to $250,000 and is considered a capital offense which involves life in prison or the death penalty.

Source: NWF Daily News, “Two charged with dealing meth“, Lauren Sage Reinlie, September 10, 2013


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