We have all seen the before and after photos of methamphetamine users as
well as hearing the catchy anti-drug slogans, such as “Wasted? So
is your life,” or “Get high on life, not on drugs.”
Meth is a powerful central nervous system stimulant that can be snorted,
smoked, ingested or injected and goes by such names as “speed”,
“crank”, or “ice.” The effects of meth on the
health of a user can be quite serious. Meth can cause heart palpitations,
nausea, damage to blood vessels in the brain, shortness of breath, mental
confusion, malnutrition, anorexia, severe anxiety and depression. Continued
use may lead to permanent damage to the brain or death.
You would think knowing how dangerous methamphetamine use can be and viewing
the before and after photos of meth users, people would steer clear of
the drug. Unfortunately, this is not so. Law enforcement agencies in Florida
and across the country arrest users and manufacturers of the drug every day.
Meth Lab Bust Lead to Two Arrests in New Smyrna
New Smyrna Beach Police on Thursday morning, arrested and charged a man
and a woman for manufacturing methamphetamine. Police were called to the
Scottish Inn after receiving a call at 1 a.m. from an anonymous caller
who stated that meth was being produced in a room at the motel. When police
arrived at the motel at 1157 N. Dixie Freeway, Shawn Everett McEver, 36,
was exiting room 18 with what appeared to be a portable methamphetamine
lab, Police Sgt. Christopher Roos stated. Police confirmed the package
was indeed a portable meth lab, and then arrested McEver and Grace Louise
English, 28, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.
NSB police contacted the Southeast Volusia County Narcotics Task Force
to respond to the scene and to take charge of the investigation and the
clean up as well. According to County Fire Lt. Chris Dymond, agents recovered
chemicals at the hotel.
What Are the Penalties for Possessing or Manufacting Meth in FL?
The penalties for drug possession and manufacture in the state of Florida
can be severe. When charged with a drug crime, it is very important that
you immediately seek legal representation from an experienced criminal
defense attorney who can effectively fight your criminal charges.