Heroin Trafficking Arrests up in Bradenton and Sarasota


Over the weekend, there were two more arrests in Manatee County for trafficking in Heroin. Ever since the crackdown on pills and the Florida Data Base for prescriptions, heroin trafficking has increased. Heroin is not limited to the “Ghetto” or the “hood”, and heroin use is now touching middle class families as well as some of the more affluent residents here in Sarasota.
The danger is when heroin is cut or mixed with other drugs and when cut like that, it poses a high risk of death. Heroin overdoses are up and heroin sales are increasing. Many people get into dealing in order to support their habit. The money they make selling heroin is all used to purchase heroin for themselves. It is a tough habit to break and opiate addiction always has a bad ending. If a person gets arrested for trafficking here in Sarasota or Manatee, they face long minimum mandatory prison sentences.
Did you know America leads the world in the number of people in prison? Did you know the number one reason is drugs? In my opinion, drug addictions should be treated as a medical issue. Treatment is the answer not prison. Prevention, not prosecution, should be our focus. As a criminal defense lawyer, over the years, I have handled thousands of drug cases. Probation is not necessarily the best answer for a hard core addict. That will usually result in a probation violation arrest soon after being placed on probation. Sometime, a short stay in jail is the only way to successfully detox. Everyone want to bond out immediately. Why? They need a fix and their body is crying out for the drug. Sometimes you have to tough it out for a few days and clear your head. What you have to avoid is spending a large portion of your life in State prison.
If a loved one has been arrested and is in jail for heroin, call 941 366 3506 and talk to me free