According to the Miami Herald, a Polk County drug sting has resulted in 24 arrests.
Polk County's version of a TNT (Tactical Narcotics Team) squad conducted undercover investigations over a period of time. During this time period, officers purchased cocaine, crack, and marijuana from suspected dealers.
Using the information obtained during the undercover operation, search warrants were obtained and 24 suspects were arrested.
Sting operations are common law enforcement tactics when dealing with drug crimes. However, since the purpose of a sting is to make lots of arrests, oftentimes the rights of accused people are compromised so that officers can make as many arrests as possible in the shortest amount of time.
Stings happen everywhere, especially in Miami-Dade and Broward. In Miami-Dade, most drug stings are conducted by the TNT unit. In Broward, the Broward Sheriff's Office typically performs these duties.
Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney representing clients charged with a variety of drug crimes, from simple possession to trafficking. Attorney Eric Matheny represents clients in Miami-Dade and Broward.