The Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program began in 2011 and has changed the way that law enforcement seeks information about suspected drug crimes. In fact, they have used the database to monitor prescription drug crime and have requested information on as many as 33,000 patients in our state. This, some say, is a violation of privacy.
There is good news for many people in Florida in the current election campaign for an office in the Orlando area. In that race, a woman is running for City Council. At issue in the election is, among other things, the arrest record for crimes including drug possession and DUI of the candidate.
Some in Florida may be familiar with the Crime Stoppers program. The program is one that encourages citizens to report information about crimes such as drug sales and trafficking in an effort to help police catch those who they suspect. Readers may be interested to learn about the increase in the number of reports made to this program over recent years.
Readers in Florida may be interested to hear about a proposed change to the mandatory sentencing laws in our state. The proposal, one of its proponents states, may have a chance at passing in the next few months. If this were to occur, the new laws would apply to those in our state who have been convicted of drug sales or possession of certain included drugs.