Florida police say they discovered illegal drugs on a woman's person only after taking her into custody. The original charges that led to her arrest are not entirely clear, but it is possible that they were in some way related to the drug possession for which she was subsequently charged. She was also charged with having these items inside of a jail.
A Brevard County man is now facing charges for allegedly possessing drugs. The 37-year-old Cocoa store manager was arrested on drug possession charges recently. Florida authorities claim that the man was selling drugs out of a gas station.
In this country, 40 people die every day from prescription painkiller overdoses. Despite that, health care providers continue to advocate opioids at the rate of approximately 245 million prescriptions a year. Numbers like these may mean big business for those involved in prescription drug crime. In Florida, one high-profile case shows how law enforcement is changing its tactics when dealing with illegal prescription drug operations.
Two Florida high school football coaches were arrested recently in Orlando. The Titusville High coaches were arrested on a recent Wednesday in June, each on a federal drug charge for drug conspiracy. The men were specifically charged with both conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute, according to federal investigators.