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Drug Crimes Archives

Man's arrest follows alleged use of recreational drugs

A man in Florida was taken into custody after reportedly committing a drug crime and neglecting a child. His arrest came after authorities said a toddler, 2, ended up testing positive for cocaine. However, anyone facing charges related to recreational drugs, such as cocaine, cannot be convicted unless prosecutors can prove these charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

Drug crimes: What constitutes an unlawful arrest?

Any person who is unfamiliar with criminal law procedures in Florida may not know his or her constitutional rights during a search or arrest. The criminal justice process usually starts with an arrest, whether for alleged drug crimes or other criminal offenses. This is the process that involves a police officer exercising his or her authority over a suspect, and that person's submission -- voluntary or involuntary.

Possession and other charges filed against mother, 2 daughters

Florida law enforcement in Charlotte County recently executed a search warrant at a residence in Port Charlotte. The circumstances that led to obtaining the warrant are unknown. A report by the sheriff's office indicates that upon entering the home, detectives found a 23-year-old mother in bed along with two young children. A body search purportedly yielded some Dilaudid pills and a syringe in her possession. More syringes, opiate residue coated spoons, a rope along with a small quantity of marijuana were allegedly found in her bedroom as well.

Drug crimes: 8-year-old found in company of alleged drug dealers

Convictions on any charges in Florida can have a severe impact on any person's life. If they are convicted, this might also be the case for a man and woman who were arrested on a recent Saturday night. The severity of their drug crimes accusations is exacerbated by the fact that they had an 8-year-old child with them when they were allegedly involved in a drug transaction.

Florida man charged with possession of new or legend drug

Any person who is charged with drug crimes in Florida will likely grasp the seriousness of the situation. A criminal charge of possession of drugs is filed if a person is caught in possession of controlled substances or prescription drugs without the necessary prescription authorizing the person to have the drugs. Such charges could lead to harsh fines and possible jail time along with a reputation that is ruined.

Man's attempt to hide drug crimes from wife brings other charges

A Florida man might have thought he had it all worked out when he called the police to report a mugging. In an effort to hide his drug crimes from his wife, he landed behind bars on other charges. The man whose plans backfired is a 35-year-old resident of DeLand.

Florida named one of the worst states for drug arrestees

Being arrested for drug crimes has consequences in every state, but Florida residents may find that their penalties are worse than those of neighboring communities. While each state government is given the authority to select and enforce the punishments for lawbreakers, you may be among those who are concerned about the harsh consequences that are inflicted in courtrooms across the state. We at the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey are committed to fighting for your right to fair treatment if you are accused of a Florida drug crime.

Florida drug crimes suspects arrested in predawn raids

According to Fort Myers law enforcement officials and others, police often serve warrants early in the morning because most people are asleep then. It makes it easier for officers to make arrests when suspects are sleepy. Officials find that in predawn raids, there is typically less resistance than in operations carried out later in the day.

Drug-trafficking fueling boom in Florida money-laundering?

It is said to be Florida's fastest growing suburb, adding residents to its sun-soaked streets faster than any other in the state. Just a two-hour drive southeast of Fort Myers, the booming town of Doral is known for growth, warmth and a bustling money-laundering industry fueled by illicit gains from the drug trade, a recent article in USA Today states.

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