A 22-year-old Florida man has been charged with distributing fentanyl resulting in death. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office representative said that the man is the first county resident federally indicted for this crime. He is alleged to have sold the drugs that caused a man to overdose fatally in May 2017. Reports indicate that the man is being held without bond and faces a mandatory life sentence in a federal prison.
A 31-year-old Florida man was taken into custody on May 30 on drug possession charges after allegedly claiming to be a federal agent according to a report from the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say that the man told them that he was working undercover when a records check revealed that he was driving on a revoked license. He is also said to have admitted to concealing several items on his person. Deputies assigned to the office's street crimes unit say that the man then produced $900 in cash and 31 packages of heroin.
On May 22, Florida authorities arrested five people on various drug and firearms charges. According to the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, deputies searched a property on Bridle Way in Labelle and uncovered 281 grams of marijuana, 7 grams of cocaine, nine Xanax pills, four rifles, two handguns and $3,500 in cash.
Residents of Fort Lauderdale may be interested in a drug case that is unfolding in the middle of the Florida Keys. According to news sources, two people are facing charges after authorities discovered cocaine in their possession in separate locations. The series of events that led to the arrests began on May 18 at approximately 9 p.m.
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.