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Drug Trafficking Case # CF-016283 West Palm Beach

In a recent Palm Beach County felony drug trafficking case, criminal defense attorney Andrew D. Stine was able to gain an acquittal on all counts of a three count indictment -against seemingly insurmountable odds. Florida law states: “Any person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, 4 grams or more of any morphine, opium, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, or 4 grams or more of any mixture containing any such substance, but less than 30 kilograms of such substance or mixture, commits a felony of the first degree, which felony shall be known as “trafficking in illegal drugs”…and such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years, and the defendant shall be… […]

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Fighting an Oxycodone Drug Traffic Charge in West Palm Beach

A man who tried to buy 1,300 oxycodone pills and sell them in Boston was recently arrested. Rony Exantus was booked on a federal attempted drug possession charge when his supplier turned out to be an undercover police officer. A Palm Beach County Sheriff narcotics officer posed as a pill supplier and brokered a deal to sell Exantus 1,300 oxycodone tablets for $23,400. The agent met Exantus in a Home Depot parking lot in West Palm Beach and exchanged a gym bag full of fake painkillers for a box full of cash. Exantus was then taken into custody and is now being held without bail. These kinds of arrests are becoming more common in Palm Beach County. In 2008, about half the country’s illegal prescription drugs came out of Florida… […]

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Oxycontin – Drug of Choice in Palm Beach County

Oxycontin is one of the most addictive prescription drugs on the market today. Millions of people are hooked on these pain killers across the country. According to recent figures, prescription drugs like Oxycontin are abused more than illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin and ecstasy – combined. And Florida is the epicenter of this epidemic. In 2008, about half the country’s illegal prescription drugs came out of Florida. Many of these drugs come from pain clinics in Broward and Palm Beach County. Authorities say at least 50 pain clinics operate in Palm Beach County and over 100 in Broward County and they dispense 1.5 million pills of Oxycontin and other pain medications a month. What is Oxycontin? Oxycontin is the brand name of a time-release form of oxycodone. It entered the… […]

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Drugs are everywhere in Palm Beach County – from the seediest alleys in Riviera Beach to the fanciest homes in Boca Raton. In spite of the millions of dollars being spent on education, interdiction and incarceration, drugs are not going away. If you are a drug user, chances are you are going to get caught sooner or later. There is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of at least three years for many drug crimes in Florida. Here are some sobering statistics from Florida Department of Corrections: Drug offenders who have been sentenced to prison under the current minimum 85% of sentence served policy will, on average, serve a significantly longer period of time in prison than at any time over the past 25 years. The average prison sentence under this… […]

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