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August 2018 Archives

Traffic stop leads to drug trafficking charges for Florida man

A Florida man was charged with drug trafficking after a routine traffic stop on the night of Aug. 8 led to the discovery of significant quantities of cocaine, Viagra and cash. According to a report from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the 47-year-old Ocala resident was released from the Marion County Jail on Aug. 9 after posting a $51,000 bond. A records check showed that the man has been incarcerated at the facility on at least 28 prior occasions.

Florida traffic stop leads to drug and cash seizure

A 47-year-old man has been charged with felony drug possession after deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office allegedly found approximately 80 grams of cocaine in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop on Aug. 8. The seized drugs have a street value of about $8,000 according to media reports. Records checks are said to have revealed that the man was once sentenced to almost 10 years in prison for crimes including possessing and selling cocaine and trafficking hydrocodone.

4 reasons teens get in trouble with the law

Juvenile crime is highly problematic. These are formative, important years for teens, and simply putting them in jail can disrupt their education and throw the rest of their life off track. Infractions due to poor choices and spur-of-the-moment decisions at 16 years old can follow someone for the rest of his or her life.

2 men accused of plotting to bring 5kg of cocaine to Florida

An investigation that involved the FBI Miami Field Office resulted in cocaine trafficking charges against a 40-year-old local man and a 44-year-old Haitian national. According to the federal criminal complaint, the men had conspired since at least February 2016 to bring at least 5 kilograms of cocaine into the state and distribute the drugs in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The charges were announced by the FBI on July 30.

Criminal justice reform can help combat health inequality

Racial and ethnic inequality in the criminal justice system has become a matter of serious attention in Florida and across the country. This is especially true in the case of felony drug possession offenses, which may carry lengthy sentences as well as other sanctions. Researchers note that the intense focus on drug prosecutions that began across the country in the 1970s often placed disparate attention on communities of color with resulting effects that have been devastating in a number of social areas.

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