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Man charged with felonies after alleged drug deal goes all wrong

Florida authorities were recently involved in a situation that resulted in a fatal motor vehicle collision. A man who was being pursued by law enforcement officers has been charged with several felonies in the matter. It all started when police apparently got a tip from an informant related to the man's supposed illicit drug activity in the area.

Police allegedly arranged for the informant to make a drug purchase from the man in question. The plan was that as the buy went down, a nearby unmarked car equipped with lights and sirens would move in for officers to make an arrest. Everything was apparently going as planned until the suspect reportedly fled the scene when police in the unmarked car made their move.

Thereafter, events turned tragic when the man being pursued by police crashed his car into a body of water in the vicinity. He was arrested and taken into custody after escaping through a window in his vehicle. During questioning by detectives, the man informed authorities there had actually been two passengers in his car at the time of the collision.

Rescue workers were quickly dispatched to the scene, but their efforts proved unsuccessful. Sadly, the two other occupants were already deceased when they were found in the sinking vehicle. The man now faces several very serious felonies, including murder and various drug-related crimes. Experienced Florida defense attorneys know what strategies work best when trying to mitigate the potential negative consequences of such situations in court. Anyone facing similar charges will surely want to work alongside seasoned defense counsel, both to protect all applicable legal rights and to seek the best outcome possible under the circumstances.

Source: local10.com, "Drug bust leads to fatal crash in Sunrise, police say", Amanda Batchelor, Jan. 12, 2017

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