On May 5, Florida authorities arrested a 36-year-old man after they allegedly found a package of heroin in his vehicle during a traffic stop. The incident took place in Stuart.
A Florida plant nursery was the scene of a drug bust that resulted in charges against 21 individuals, including the property owner. Meth, cocaine and heroin were reportedly among the drugs seized during the May 1 operation in Orange City.
A Florida teen was arrested on April 24 after he was stopped by police at the corner of Aplin Road and State Road 85 in Crestview. When authorities stopped the vehicle for a red light violation, they smelled a strong marijuana scent from inside the car. Police then searched the car, where they say they found 13 bags of marijuana, $3,280 in cash, a gun, ammunition and paraphernalia.
One Florida man is again facing drug charges after a probation check by the Winter Haven Police allegedly found the 33-year-old man in the presence of drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia. The man has a history of domestic violence battery, DUI, resisting arrest, drug possession, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
Law enforcement officials in Florida say that a lengthy drug trafficking investigation has drawn to a close. On April 5, a 44-year-old woman was taken into police custody on multiple drug-related charges following a search of her residence in Port Charlotte. According to media sources, this is the sixth time that the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit has made a major drug bust in 2018. This particular investigation was a joint effort of the North Port Police Department and the sheriff's office.
Two teenagers were taken into custody by police in Florida on April 5 after a routine traffic stop in Lynn Haven allegedly led to the discovery of drugs and drug paraphernalia. According to reports, the 19-year-old man behind the wheel of the car and his 18-year-old female companion were traveling back to Tennessee after celebrating spring break in the Bay County area.
Two people in Florida are facing drug and gun charges after a traffic stop on March 26, 2018. When a blue Nissan Altima ran through a stop sign around 4 a.m. and then illegally passed a car, a nearby deputy from the Leon County Sheriff's Office stopped the vehicle. A man and two women were inside the vehicle; after speaking to the driver, the deputy said that he smelled the scent of marijuana.
A Florida teenager was arrested on March 13 and charged with numerous felony counts after a vehicle accident in Ocala. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 18-year-old was taken into custody at approximately 3:24 a.m. following the crash at the intersection of US 441 and NE 35th Street.
Three people in Florida are facing drug charges after the Lane County Sheriff's Office searched a home in Woodville on March 8. When police entered the home with a search warrant, they claim to have found methamphetamine, fentanyl and over $1,000 in cash. A 38-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were charged with a number of drug offenses; a 43-year-old man was also taken into custody.
On March 2, it was reported that a Florida couple were charged with numerous drug offenses after they allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover operative. The drug deal allegedly took place in a Marathon Walgreens bathroom.