On Sept. 16, a Florida man was taken into custody and charged after investigators found more than $400,000 worth of drugs after executing a search warrant. The activity took place at a residence located in the 700 block of Redwood Avenue in Panama City at about 6 p.m.
A Florida man who was taken into custody on suspicion of drug possession on Aug. 26 was also accused of attempting to hide a large amount of money from the police. It appeared that the man attempted to hide multiple $20 bills in his rectum.
A man was taken into custody on Aug. 24 after he was accused of attempting to smuggle heroin into a Florida jail using his prosthetic leg. He had initially been brought to the jail on a warrant for neglecting to appear in court on a driving with a suspended license charge.
A couple who fell asleep outside of a SunTrust Bank branch in the Florida Panhandle will face criminal charges related to drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia as well as possession of weapons. According to reports, the 23-year old woman and a 40-year old man were approached by police officers who found them passed out on the evening of Aug. 12.
Two Florida residents were taken into custody on Aug. 7 on suspicion of being involved in a car burglary and for being in possession of drugs. Authorities said that the individuals, a 26-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, were found sleeping in a Volkswagen Jetta in a McDonald's parking lot at 4:30 a.m.
Five Florida residents were taken into custody on Aug. 8 following the execution of a search warrant at a New Port Richey residence. Authorities said that meth, firearms and a variety of Nazi propaganda was recovered during the search.
Authorities reported that a Florida man contacted the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on July 16 claiming that someone stole a bag of cocaine and some cash from his vehicle. During the call to report the alleged crime, the 32-year-old man told authorities that he was a drug dealer.
Aaron Carter fans may be interested to learn that the Florida-born singer was accused of driving while under the influence and for being in possession of marijuana on July 15 in Georgia. According to the Habersham County sheriff's office, the 29-year-old was taken into custody at about 9 p.m. after someone made a report about a vehicle driving all over the road to authorities.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law that significantly stiffens the penalties for fentanyl possession in the state. Fentanyl is an extremely powerful synthetic opioid painkiller that can greatly ease the suffering of cancer patients and individuals recovering from major surgery, but it has also played a role in fueling a nationwide overdose epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives.
Florida residents may be interested to learn about a case where three people were taken into custody during a pool party that took place at College Club Townhomes in Tallahassee. The officers belonged to a group called the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Squad that was there to ensure public safety during the event. During the party, officers noticed that three men were wearing suspicious clothing. A K-9 sniffed the outside of the Ford Explorer that they drove to the event.