Despite the fact that the state voted to legalize medical marijuana last year, one resident was recently arrested after police found him with the drug. According to officers, the man was too brazen about the weed before he was charged with drug trafficking in Florida. The whole ordeal began with just a few illegally parked cars.
Agents from the federal law enforcement have passed down indictments for 14 people whom they believe were members of a violent gang. The arrests include 11 counts, with more than one federal drug charge. It is all part of an attempt by federal authorities to crack down on the drug trade in Florida.
The last one of the state's legendary cocaine cowboys will plead not guilty to smuggling drugs after being on the run for 26 years. He has been living in a suburb of Orlando, Florida, with his wife under false names. Authorities arrested the man for the federal drug charge while he and the wife were on a 40-mile bike ride.
Several states in the U.S. have recently had an increase in deaths due to opioid overdose. In Florida, the House has passed a bill that places a great deal of the responsibility for those deaths on those accused of drug trafficking. The bill was voted for unanimously and includes charges of first-degree murder for the trafficker in a case where a drug user dies from an overdose.