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January 2019 Archives

Former Miami cop pleads guilty to drug charge in bribery case

On Jan. 24, a former Florida cop pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge after accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to protect drug trafficking operations in Miami. On an undercover recording, she was caught saying that she didn't care if her actions helped cover up a "dead body cut up in pieces".

Arrests of juveniles for weapon charges increases

According to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, there's been a large increase in the number of juveniles arrested for weapon possession in the last five years. This statistic seems to coincide with the increase in gun violence committed by and targeted at teenagers. Both mass shootings and incidents between gangs are major problems in the state.

Sharing drugs can be treated like selling them

Teens in Florida and other states have many different ways in which they can access controlled substances. According to a CNN poll of teens in high school, 24 percent of respondents admitted to using marijuana in the past year. In addition to smoking marijuana, teens may vape or use oil pens to conceal their activity. In many cases, teenagers will pool their money together to purchase a drug. They may also take whatever happens to be available at home or available through a friend or other source.

Traffic stop leads to multiple felony charges for Florida man

A traffic stop on Christmas Eve in Monroe County in Florida resulted in a 40-year-old man going to jail for the holidays. Although he obtained his release two days later after posting a $64,000 bond, he has multiple felony charges related to controlled substances allegedly found in his car for which to answer.

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