Flashing blue lights can be a scary sight for many Florida drivers. One's stomach clenches and thoughts of "what is wrong" flood the mind. Any time a driver sees these flashing lights in the rearview mirror, fear sets in and rational thought can easily go by the wayside. Random thought regarding what police could be looking for run through the mind – drunk driving, drug possession or a variety of other possibilities.
Traffic stops are a common practice for Florida law enforcement officers. If someone is speeding, driving negligently or appears to be in violation of traffic laws, it is possible that flashing lights will soon follow. In addition to addressing the traffic violation, law enforcement officers often take the opportunity to make sure that there are no other legal violations such as drug trafficking.
It sounds like something off of a television action show. Police roar up to the house in an armored vehicle surrounded by a battery of police cars. Officers surround the home and order the occupants to open up. No one responds; therefore, police prepare to storm inside. Then, as the door slowly opens, the Florida officers charge inside in search of drugs and those suspected of drug possession.