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July 2018 Archives

Florida man busted after months-long drug investigation

According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, a lengthy investigation into drug activity has resulted in the arrest of a Merritt Island man. The 19-year-old man was taken into custody on July 18 following the execution of a search warrant on his home.

Florida high school football coach facing drug charges

Police in Florida have reported that the high school football coach and former NFL player Laroni Gallishaw was taken into custody on the evening of July 6 on narcotics charges. The 37-year-old retired athlete, who played for the Minnesota Vikings during the 2005 NFL season, was charged with marijuana and cocaine possession following a routine traffic stop in Lakeland.

Florida woman reporting for jury duty charged with possession

A 39-year-old Florida woman has been charged with cocaine possession after allegedly bringing bags of the drug with her when she answered a jury duty summons. A Pasco County Sheriff's Office representative said that the woman was taken into custody on June 25 when she emptied her pockets after triggering a security alarm at the West Pasco Judicial Center. Deputies are said to have used a portable drug testing kit to identify the white powder allegedly found in her possession as cocaine.

An overview of underage DUI laws

Individuals under the age of 21 in Florida are subject to "zero tolerance" alcohol laws. In addition to not being allowed to possess or consume alcohol, they are not permitted to drive with a blood alcohol content higher than .02 percent. This is lower than the .08 percent legal limit that drivers 21 and over are subject to. In fact, drivers under 21 can be charged with a DUI even if they don't feel or appear to be drunk.

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