Purchasing Oxycodone Without Prescription
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. — A Broward sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for possessing a controlled substance. The Broward Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs and the Public Corruption Task Force arrested 45-year-old John Brindle on Friday on one count of possession of a controlled substance.
A sheriff’s office statement says investigators received a tip that Brindle was purchasing oxycodone pills without a prescription in Oakland Park. Detectives conducted surveillance and later arrested him after he purchased the pills.
He is currently suspended with pay pending prosecution by the State Attorney’s Office. Source, full story
Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller belonging to the opiate family. As such, those taking the drug are at an increased risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. Doctors typically prescribe this medication for those with moderate to severe pain and to patients who have continuous pain. Since oxycodone is an extended-relief medication, it slowly releases into the bloodstream, providing relief for hours. The relief from pain and pleasurable feelings that occur because of the medication can cause addiction in some patients (source).
According to Medline Plus, more than 9 percent of all Americans abused or will abuse opiates, which include oxycodone. This statistic includes patients who started using the drug under a doctor’s care and those who purchase the drug on the street. The United States Department of Justice found that more than 13 million people in the United States abused oxycodone or used the drug for recreational purposes. The facts about oxycodone might be surprising to those who do not realize the serious nature of the oxycodone problem in America.
The law firm of Andrew D. Stine, P.A., is involved in many high profile criminal cases throughout Florida. One of our cases involved a doctor charged with racketeering and administering Oxycodone, Methodone and Roxicodone unlawfully. By being proactive, we can often resolve these cases in our clients’ favor.
Free consultation 24/7: Call West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at (561) 832-1170. Se habla español.
The Most Common Drugs of Addiction
There are a variety of different drug addictions currently being treated in the rehab centers of America and around the world. The ones currently ranked as the most prevalent in the United States include:
Heroin addiction. This powerful opiate remains one of the most dangerous in the world. The constant fear of overdose, long-term health problems and the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS all make heroin addiction a certified killer.
Marijuana addiction. While medical professionals debate whether or not marijuana is technically addictive, the drug continues to keep individuals from reaching their full potential and even acts as a gateway drug to more serious substances.
Cocaine addiction. Although cocaine use is nowhere near its peak from the 1980s and 1990s thousands of people each day enter drug rehab in an attempt to break free from the strong psychological pull of cocaine addiction.
Prescription drug addiction. Easier to access than ever before thanks to the Internet, prescription painkillers are fast becoming the drug of choice for young people around the country. These opiates, including Vicodin and OxyContin, are highly addictive and can be as dangerous as heroin if given the wrong set of circumstances.
West Palm Beach Drug Charges Attorney
Many drug crimes in Florida are subject to mandatory minimum prison sentences of at least three years. Even if you are not facing prison time, the arrest can have a profound effect on both you and your family. At the law firm of Andrew D. Stine, P.A., in West Palm Beach, we will take a proactive approach in defending you.
Many drug cases can be resolved if your lawyer has you immediately perform community service and complete a short drug class, as it is essential that the state’s charging attorney understands what type of person you really are. Such actions also provide evidence that shows you are much more than what the law enforcement agent makes you out to be. By being proactive, we can often get a withhold of adjudication, which would preserve your driver’s license and keep you from having a criminal record.
If you face serious drug charges, lawyer Andrew Stine is experienced in attacking the government’s case against you. Drug cases often involve a confidential informant, who is usually another person who has been arrested on drug charges. By finding out who the confidential informant is—which we can in many cases—we may be able to do away with the state’s case. We can also seek to get drug evidence excluded, if the search and seizure was illegal.
Defense lawyer Andrew Stine handles all types of drug charges from simple possession to large scale trafficking of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, Oxycontyn, and other controlled substances. Being proactive in a drug case can often make the difference between facing felony or misdemeanor charges, or whether any charges are filed at all.