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April 2017 Archives

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.

State looking to expand diversion program for juveniles

The Florida state legislature is considering two different ideas that could potentially help keep juveniles who make mistakes from getting into legal trouble. Both of the bills would help minors who commit their first misdemeanor crime by getting them into diversion programs.

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.

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