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Two Federal Government Contractors Arrested in Drug Bust at PortMiami

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According to reporting from the Miami Herald, two federal contractors from the District of Columbia have been arrested in a drug bust at PortMiami. Located in Biscayne Bay, PortMiami is the busiest passenger port in the entire world. The drug bust occurred at the passenger section of the port, when two men attempted to… Read More »

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Miami High School Security Guard Arrested on Drug Distribution Charges

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According to reporting from ABC 10 News, Jamie Green — a Miami-Dade County high school security guard — has been arrested on multiple drug charges. The arrest report indicates that Mr. Green was pulled over by local law enforcement officers shortly after an undercover detective allegedly watched him sell drugs to a buyer at… Read More »

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Nearly a Dozen People Arrested in Miami-Dade County Drug Bust

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According to reporting from NBC 6 Miami, at least eleven people were arrested in a coordinated drug raid that occurred throughout multiple locations across Miami-Dade County, Florida. In the early morning hours of August 9th, 2018, agents and officers from several law enforcement agencies carried out this operation. Among other agencies, this includes the… Read More »

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Large Drug Bust Reported in Southwest Florida

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On May 4th, 2018, WFLA News Channel 8 reported that 77 people have been arrested in a massive drug trafficking bust in Sarasota County, Florida. The Sheriff’s Office labeled the arrest a part of ‘Operation Spring Cleaning’. According to law enforcement officials, this operation was focused on breaking up the manufacturing and trafficking of… Read More »

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Florida Mother Wrongfully Held for Five Months Due to Botched Field Drug Test

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On March 10th, 2018, the Miami Herald reported on a stunning, heartbreaking story out of Pasco County, Florida. According to an investigation, a Tampa mother was arrested and held in jail for five months after a police officer’s botched field test incorrectly identified her vitamins as oxycodone pills. Sadly, this mistake is far from… Read More »

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South Florida Couple Arrested for Alleged Trafficking of Chinese Fentanyl

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In late October 2017, authorities arrested a South Florida couple allegedly involved with an international drug smuggling ring that brought fentanyl and other, similar drugs from China to the United States. The couple was allegedly involved in the money laundering and distribution portion of the drug trafficking operation, which directly resulted in four American… Read More »

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Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Florida

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Drug use does not occur in a vacuum. Whether a drug is injected, snorted, or smoked, it is used in conjunction with an apparatus. This apparatus, along with items used to cultivate and transport the drug, is considered to be a piece of drug paraphernalia. In Florida, the possession of drug paraphernalia is a… Read More »

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Cocaine Trafficking is on the Rise in Florida

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According to drug enforcement officials, drug trafficking into South Florida is happening at a higher rate than it has at any point in the last decade. In the past year, Customs and Border Protection officers confiscated approximately 9,500 pounds of cocaine being moved into the nation through Florida. Cocaine overdose deaths in Florida are… Read More »

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What are the Penalties for Cocaine Possession in Florida?

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Cocaine is a controlled dangerous substance, as defined by the federal Controlled Substances Act and Florida Statute 893. The possession of cocaine is a serious criminal offense that can result in jail time and substantial fines. Like other drug-related offenses, the penalties an individual faces for the possession of cocaine depend on how much… Read More »

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What to Know if you are Facing a Heroin Possession Charge

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If you have been arrested for the possession of any type of controlled dangerous substance, you could be facing substantial penalties such as fines, probation, and jail time. The specific penalties you face depend on the type of drug you allegedly possessed and the amount of it you allegedly had. Depending on your circumstances,… Read More »

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Drug Bust Follows Accidental 911 Call

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In Okaloosa County, police showed up to an apartment and found five people as well as marijuana, 20 partial Xanax bars, 152 full Xanax bars, 21 grams of heroin, six grams of powder cocaine, a loaded .38 Special handgun, and $2,500 in cash after receiving a 911 call from the cell phone owned by… Read More »

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The Serious Consequences of a Methamphetamine Charge

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The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI) recently completed a large drug bust that infiltrated a significant methamphetamine trafficking ring throughout central Florida. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, the bust resulted from months of surveillance and investigations that began after the release of a convicted methamphetamine trafficker. Upon receiving a tip, investigators reportedly began… Read More »

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The Line Between Possession and Intent

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The severity of drug possession charges can range from mildly serious to significantly grievous. Possessing up to 20 grams in the state of Florida may result in up to one year incarceration and a $1,000 fine. Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana for personal use can carry a penalty of five years… Read More »

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Defending Synthetic Drug Charges in Florida

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Florida residents are reportedly dealing with an outbreak of odd crimes. From sexual relations with a tree to reports of imaginary mobs, police agencies are desperate for explanations regarding these bizarre incidents. A CBS News affiliate is reporting that a new type of synthetic drug may be to blame. “Flakka” is described as a… Read More »

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Successfully Fighting a Drug Trafficking Charge in Florida

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Drug trafficking is a serious charge within the state of Florida. A trafficking conviction can result in a long prison sentence and large fines. Even prior to conviction, a defendant may sit in jail for months awaiting trial. This can result in a loss of employment and various family struggles. While these cases are… Read More »

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Authorities Crack Down on Synthetic Drug Trafficking in Florida

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Reports of drug trafficking usually elicit thoughts of cocaine, heroin and marijuana. However, recent initiatives by state and federal lawmakers are shining light on the trafficking of less notorious manufactured substances. An article by the Dothan Eagle reported the bust of a Panama City resident for the alleged trafficking of spice which is a synthetic form… Read More »

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Florida Drug Suspects Facing RICO and Trafficking Charges

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A major drug bust in central Florida last week led to the arrest of 24 suspects, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel. The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives directed the two and a half year investigation called “Operation Island Heat,” which reportedly uncovered… Read More »

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