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Florida Lottery Winners Arrested On Narcotics Charges Hours After Collecting Prize Money

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Three Deltonia residents were jailed within hours of claiming a prize from the Florida lottery after police say they were discovered in possession of illicit drugs.

According to Volusia County authorities, a 59-year-old woman and her 39-year-old son bought what ultimately proved to be a lottery ticket worth $22,000 in Orlando a few days before. Upon revealing that the ticket was a winner, the pair retrieved the prize money and returned to their home.

Meanwhile, deputies obtained a search warrant for the premises, which they executed within hours of their arrival home. They say they saw the woman in possession of a box that contained fentanyl and heroin, and she and her son were arrested. They both currently face narcotics charges, and the mother is now free after posting a $5,000 bond. However, her son continues to be held in lieu of a bond of $36,000.

In addition to the mother and son, the son's 34-year-old girlfriend was arrested at the home as well for allegedly violating the terms of her probation. She is being held without bond.

The Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand have been representing people charged with capital murder, felony drug charges, drunk driving, government fraud, and white-collar crimes for over a quarter century. Contact our office today to discuss your Tampa Bay-area state or federal charges.

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