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False positive drug test sends Florida man to jail

Both a K-9 unit and a field test performed by police in Oviedo indicated that cocaine was in the car of a man who worked as a handyman. Subsequent testing of the white powder taken from his car later showed it to be drywall dust as the man had insisted at the time of his arrest.

Drug raid of Florida man's home streamed on Facebook Live

A raid by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department interrupted a 22-year-old man's live video stream on Facebook where he was flashing wads of money. As he boasted about his cash on social media, the video captured the sound of law enforcement announcing the execution of a search warrant.

Rapper taken into custody in his home state

Florida residents who follow the world of rap music may have heard that Rich Homie Quan was stopped by police at a checkpoint in Georgia on May 27. He and five others were taken into custody and charged with suspicion of possessing a stolen gun and drugs. Quan was also charged with a felony count of possession with intent to distribute.

5 taken into custody following residential drug bust

On May 17, Florida authorities said that five people were taken into custody on drug charges following a year-long investigation. The arrests were made following the execution of a search warrant at a residence located in the 6000 block of Barnes Street in Milton.

Man facing drug trafficking charges after undercover sting

A 30-year-old Florida man is facing decades behind bars after allegedly approaching an undercover Polk County deputy to help him cook and distribute methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $600,000. The man has been booked into the Polk County Jail on two counts of trafficking methamphetamine along with motor vehicle and drug paraphernalia charges. If he is convicted, he would be sent to prison for 22 years under current minimum mandatory sentencing laws.

Drug legislation amended to remove mandatory minimums

On May 2, it was reported that legislation regarding Florida's rising opioid epidemic sparked a debate among lawmakers. This debate put an amendment that would establish mandatory minimim penalties for those who were convicted of being in possession of fentanyl in jeopardy.

Florida cracks down on synthetic drugs

On April 20, the Florida House passed a bill that would put synthetic drugs, including fentanyl, in the same category as heroin when it comes to drug trafficking. Furthermore, the bill includes a provision that if a person dies of a drug overdose, the person who sold the drugs can be charged with murder. Possessing 10 or more grams of some synthetic drugs will become a felony.

Multiple people in custody on drug charges

Florida authorities took four Port St. Lucie residents into custody April 12 on a variety of drug charges. Three of the individuals taken into custody were charged with possession of heroin, sale of heroin and drug possession without a prescription. The fourth person, a 62-year-old man, was also charged with trafficking heroin and possession of ammunition as a convicted felon.

Actor Adam Pally accused of weed, cocaine possession

Florida residents who enjoy watching "The Mindy Project" and "Happy Endings" may be interested to learn that on March 28 Adam Pally, an actor who was a regular on those shows, was taken into custody in New York City for possession of illegal substances. He was charged with criminal possession of cocaine and criminal possession of marijuana.

2 charged with drug offenses following home raid

Two Florida residents were taken into police custody on March 23 after authorities raided their home after executing a search warrant. The residents were identified as a 25-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman. A 2-year-old child was also discovered during the raid but was turned over to family.

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