Many people would be surprised to learn they risk getting accused of drug paraphernalia possession if law enforcement agents search their car or house. Florida law defines drug paraphernalia as any object that can be used to ingest, make, transport or package drugs. This is an extremely wide category, as many such objects are not specialized equipment that clearly point to drug involvement. The statute itself lists common household objects like scales, duct tape and plastic bags.
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By Dana Treen Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 10:07 am
Tips led to 696 arrests in 2013
Tips made through the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers program continually lead to arrests and the seizure of drugs and stolen property. In 2013, 696 criminals were arrested closing 1,600 cases and resulting in the seizure of more than $1 million in drugs and property.
Recognized by its colorful mural of the Florida swamp, the Everglades Convenience Store on 10th Street North in Naples had become known for another feature: selling synthetic marijuana, police say.