(CMR) A Cayman in Tampa has skipped out on his bail and is now a wanted man in the state of Florida.
Cayman Marl Road reported yesterday that Caymanian Julian A. Powery was arrested in February for possession of cocaine and DUI. He had posted a US $2500.00 bond for the felony and traffic offense. However, he failed to appear in court on March 13 and has a result has forfeited his bond and an arrest warrant has since been issued for his arrest.
On February 5, 2018 at approximately 1:30 am, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputy conducted a traffic stop on a white Kia for stopping in the middle of the roadway. The driver operating the vehicle exhibited signs of impairment. An odor of alcoholic beverage emanated from his breath, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet.
Powery performed Standard Field Sobriety Exercises and showed signs of impairment. The defendant agreed to provide a lawful breath sample to determine his breath alcohol content. The defendant's BAC results were (.170%) and (.171%). He was subsequently arrested. A clear plastic bag with a white powdery substance was located in his pocket. The substance tested positive for cocaine. The defendant was given a DUI citation which reflects the DUI charge and a traffic citation for possession of open container by driver.
6178 NW Duke Cr
Port St Lucie, FL 34983
Charges: 1. Possession of Cocaine and 2. Driving Under the Influence (Over .15)
On March 13, 2018 a warrant was issued for Julian Powery's arrest. The warrant is for FTA Possession of Cocaine and FTA Driving Under the Influence (DUI) over .15
If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Julian Powery is asked to contact Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.
Possession of cocaine is considered a felony charge. In Florida, cocaine is a Schedule II controlled substance and it is a Third Degree Felony to possess less than 28 grams of cocaine.
A Schedule II drug is considered to have a high potential for abuse due to severe psychological or physical dependence and its use is severely restricted in medical treatment.
According to the authorities the crime of Possession of Cocaine is a Third Degree Felony in Florida and punishable by up to five (5) years in prison, five (5) years of probation, and a $5,000 fine.
Possession of Cocaine is assigned a Level 3 offense severity ranking under Florida's Criminal Punishment Code and a judge may sentence a person convicted of Possession of Cocaine to probation, but may also impose a sentence up to the statutory maximum of five years in prison.
Driver's License Suspension
Pursuant to Florida Statute 322.055, any person convicted of Possession of Cocaine will have their driver’s license or driving privilege revoked for one year by the Florida DHSMV.