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Florida man busted with $540,000 in drugs, $470,000 in cash

A 29-year-old Florida man is facing multiple drug charges after law enforcement officers pulled over his vehicle on Dec. 12 and discovered thousands of painkillers as well as nearly half a million dollars in cash. The incident occurred on Brian Setterich Road near Wewahitchka.

Domestic violence facts, figures and stats

While some instances of domestic violence in Florida may be misunderstandings that could be resolved without legal intervention, there are instances when abuse of this nature has a big impact. It's estimated that every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is beaten or assaulted. Worldwide, one in every three women experiences some type of abuse, often involving a family member, during their lifetime. Nearly three women in the U.S. lose their lives at the hands of a husband or boyfriend each day.

Florida drug possession laws – the basics

Like most states, Florida has fairly strict laws when it comes to drug possession. In general, possession occurs when a person holds a controlled substance for personal use. In other words, the individual was not engaging in activities such as manufacturing, distributing or selling the controlled substance. For example, if a police officer in Fort Lauderdale finds that you have a small amount of marijuana on your person and you do not have a prescription for medical use, then you could face a drug possession charge.

Neighborhood complaints lead Florida police to meth lab

Police in Florida say that complaints from angry and frustrated neighbors led them to a Putnam County home being used to manufacture methamphetamine. One resident told reporters that cars would arrive at and depart from the property at all hours of the day and night. Two men and a woman were taken into custody at the scene in connection with the alleged meth lab and all have been charged with multiple narcotics felonies according to media accounts of the operation.

Six peopled arrested for alleged marijuana trafficking

In mid-November, Florida authorities arrested six people for allegedly taking part in a drug ring that shipped hundreds of pounds of marijuana from California to Jacksonville. The arrests brought an end to "Operation Going Back to Cali," a four-month-long investigation by the police.

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