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Posts tagged "drug crimes"

Drug possession: What constitutes a probation violation?

Judges in Florida have a degree of discretion when it comes to sentencing in a criminal court. Sentences can range from prison time, community service, fines and probation. Probation is a period of supervision by a probation officer, ordered by a court for crimes such as drug possession instead of prison time. Violation of probation could have severe consequences.

Nearly 60 people face Florida drug charges, more arrests expected

A six-month investigation on federal, state and local levels into fentanyl and crystal meth trafficking along Florida's east coast culminated in almost 60 arrests. The drug charges include drug trafficking and racketeering. The county sheriff noted that the volume of fentanyl that was seized could kill everybody in the county.

Florida high school student faces possession charges

With teenagers' easy access for all to marijuana-related products, many Florida schools have to deal with associated problems. In a recent incident, an 18-year-old teen was arrested and put behind bars for alleged possession of contraband. The teen was arrested on the property of the high school.

Charges on drug crimes and other offenses follow crosswalk crash

Investigators are puzzled by the actions of a Florida driver after a pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk in Broward County last month. The driver now faces several charges for drug crimes and other offenses. Officials say the incident was recorded on surveillance cameras, and this led to the driver's surrender to authorities.

High-speed chase in Florida leads to drug charges

A high-speed chase in Florida ended when the stolen car crashed and rolled over. The occupants were medically cleared at the scene, and a search of the vehicle led to several drug charges. The incident occurred on a recent Tuesday when deputies in Polk County noticed a suspected stolen car as it pulled into McDonald's. Reportedly, the driver of the stolen vehicle backed up and rammed into the patrol car when he saw the flashing emergency lights behind him.

Driver faces drug charges after alleged battery on police officer

A 41-year-old Florida woman was taken to Charlotte County Jail after an incident on a recent Thursday morning. Court documents indicate that law enforcement pulled the driver over for various traffic violations, and ultimately filed drug charges. When she pulled over, she allegedly left the engine running, but a male passenger turned it off. The officer reports that the driver argued and when he realized she was about to pull off, he reached for the door to stop her.

False arrest for drug crimes leaves man behind bars for 41 days

According to a Florida man, one of the worst things anyone could go through is to sit behind bars for a crime he or she did not commit. This happened to him after he was falsely arrested for drug crimes in December and was unable to pay the bond of half-a-million dollars. He now hopes that there will be some sort of restorative justice for the emotional distress experienced by him and his loved ones, especially because he had to spend Christmas in jail.

Drug crimes: 3 arrested after search of "drug house"

Three Florida residents were recently arrested at a house in Clearwater. Police officers say the arrests were made after they discovered a drug house run by the three individuals. The three are accused of multiple drug crimes after a search warrant was executed at the property.

Hotel guests found in possession of 95 pounds of marijuana

Two international tourists who say they came to Florida for a three-day visit were taken into custody on a recent Saturday. According to court documents, the arrest took place at the hotel where they were staying. Authorities say the men were found with a significant amount of marijuana in their possession, and they are now facing drug trafficking charges.

Drug charges filed against alleged drive-thru operators

Police in Ocala became suspicious when four people suffered drug overdoses in a particular area. An investigation ensued that ultimately led to the arrest of a Florida couple who is now facing several drug charges. Reportedly, an undercover police officer made a controlled substance purchase at the house that was suspected to be the origin of drugs that led to the overdoses.

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