Eleven individuals were arrested in a major drug trafficking investigation undertaken by the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug enforcement Task Forces programs. Most of the individuals were felons found to be in possession of various types of firearms, as well as crack cocaine or cocaine derivatives. A major kingpin, “Antonio Marroquin”, was indicted during the operation. He was one of the biggest distributors in the Manatee area. Total seizures obtained about four kilos of cocaine, $250K in cash and nearly $1 million in property and various assets.
Under Federal law, penalties for drug crimes can be more severe than if a person were found guilty of a drug crime under state law. A person found guilty of a drug crime under Federal law can face life imprison and be required to pay a fine of up to $8 million.
Drugs from cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana, or any other controlled substance are typical cases handled by Attorney Ralph Behr in the course of his work week at the county and federal courthouses. His Fort Lauderdale law offices are located down the street from the Fort Lauderdale courthouse and are accessible every day of the week from 8am to 6pm. Please call and schedule your appointment with Mr. Behr himself.