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November 2016 Archives

More than 1,000 commutations for drug charges

Florida residents may be interested to learn that the Obama administration has now commuted the sentences of more than 1,000 people imprisoned for nonviolent drug offenses and intends to continue doing so until he leaves office. The commutations, which cannot be undone by the upcoming administration, are not the same as a pardon and do not necessarily result in a release from prison, but they do shorten sentences.

Florida assistant high school principal faces drug charges

Police took a woman, who serves as the Anclote High School Assistant Principal, into custody on drug-related charges stemming from marijuana-laced cookies. The woman's daughter was also taken into custody for the same charges. According to the report, the incident took place after the woman's daughter gave her a gift of food that contained marijuana. Shortly after the woman consumed the cannabis oil-tainted food, she sought medical treatment at St. Joseph Hospital North in Tampa for overdosing on Nov. 13.

NFL free agent Greg Hardy charged with cocaine possession

Florida football fans may be interested to learn NFL free agent Greg Hardy has been charged with cocaine possession in Texas. Hardy, who played for the Carolina Panthers and then the Dallas Cowboys, was arrested on Sept. 26 after a traffic stop near Dallas.

Woman says heroin in purse belonged to her mom

A 20-year-old Florida woman was found to be in possession of a bag of heroin after her vehicle was pulled over in Sumter County on Oct. 23. The accused woman was a passenger in a car that sheriff's deputies stopped for having a tinted windshield. When a K-9 unit alerted deputies to drugs in the car, the woman's purse was searched.

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