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Alleged Florida drug dealer detained by cops

On the morning of Jan. 19, Miami Beach Police took a man into custody on numerous charges, some of which were possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school and possession for the purpose of trafficking. The police claim that the 48-year-oldman is a "well-known" drug dealer on Ocean Drive.

Florida lawmaker continues to pursue marijuana decriminalization

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith of Orlando has once again filed legislation to end criminal penalties for possession of personal use amounts of marijuana. His House Bill 1203 defines the acceptable amounts as no more than 20 grams of marijuana or no more than 5 grams of concentrated cannabis extracts. This represents Smith's second attempt to designate possession of small amounts of marijuana as a civil offense instead of a criminal one.

Why are eyewitnesses wrong so often?

Eyewitness testimony is often thought of as one of the backbones of the American justice system. When someone comes forward and says he or she saw the defendant at the scene of the crime, it's hard not to imagine the jury gasping as they all realize that person must be guilty.

Florida woman faces drug charges for cocaine, marijuana

A 31-year-old woman is facing drug-related charges after the Florida Highway Patrol stopped her for a window tint violation and found drugs in her car. The woman also had her 4-year-old and 11-month-old with her. The trooper noticed the smell of marijuana. The woman consented to a search and said her husband was also one of the car's drivers and that she had packed the car with a friend. A second trooper arrived and removed the children from the vehicle.

Florida police detain 2 for selling pain medication

Florida police took a 26-year-old Key West woman into custody on Dec. 19, 2017, for selling drugs. She faces three counts of using a two-way device to facilitate a felony and three felony counts of dealing opium. A 32-year-old man was also arrested in connection with the woman. He faces charges of selling opium within 1,000 feet of a school, using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony, drug equipment possession, cocaine possession and selling opium.

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