In late May, two Florida residents were arrested on drug charges following a police raid at a Punta Gorda home. The defendants, a man and a woman, were taken into custody by deputies from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.
The up-and-coming Florida rapper Jacquavius Dennard Smith, who is better known to hip-hop fans by his stage name Glokknine, has had several brushes with the law during his brief career. The 19-year-old performer's latest legal setback occurred on May 31 when he was taken into custody in Orange County. Police have yet to reveal details of the incident that led to the rapper's arrest, but official records reveal that he was booked at approximately 9:19 p.m.
On May 22, three Florida residents were arrested after deputies allegedly uncovered drugs in their home. The incident occurred in Charlotte County.
Police in a Florida county detained 19 individuals on suspicion of drug dealing as part of a drug bust termed "Operation Spring MAYhem". Police launched the investigation into the alleged drug dealing three months prior to the raid. Four locations were searched as part of the bust.
A Florida man is facing drug charges after allegedly locking his girlfriend in their bedroom and ripping apart a mattress. The incident took place in Fort Walton Beach.
A major undercover investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in Florida has led to charges being filed against 47 individuals according to an announcement from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. In addition to taking 44 suspects into custody and obtaining arrest warrants for three more, investigators from the PCSO, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the United States Border Patrol reportedly seized about 50 pounds of methamphetamine, several guns and an undisclosed amount of cash during the investigation.
Drug use is a common issue on many Florida college campuses. This can involve prescription drugs that are acquired and sold illegally as well as recreational drugs. For a college student who is arrested and charged with selling drugs, a conviction can have negative implications on their lives. One student at Florida State University has been confronted with these concerns and could face serious consequences.
On April 10, a 47-year-old Florida woman was arrested for allegedly dealing crystal meth in Homosassa. According to media outlets, detectives from the Citrus County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at the defendant's home, which is located on Woodward Place, early in the morning. The property reportedly had a large amount of litter and debris in the yard. Inside the home, officers say they found various safety hazards, including exposed wiring and sewer problems. The house was being powered by a generator.
Sheriff's deputies in Indian River County in Florida encountered a 64-year-old man who apparently wanted to bring attention to his marijuana. Deputies had responded to a complaint about someone burning yard waste on 85th Street. The man greeted them while tending his smoking pile of vegetation that was about 6 feet across and 2 feet high, according to the affidavit prepared for the court. He allegedly informed law enforcement that he was only burning waste and that his good marijuana was in the house.
Florida law views possession of marijuana up to 20 grams as a first-degree misdemeanor that could send someone to jail for up to one year and impose a $1,000 fine. The city council in Cocoa Beach, however, has chosen to decriminalize possession in those small amounts. In a 3-2 vote, the council gave city officials the ability to issue civil citations instead of criminal charges. The decision also applied to people found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.