A man was arrested and held in jail for three months after being falsely accused of having cocaine in his vehicle. Police initially pulled the Florida resident over in March because he was allegedly driving with no headlights at about 9:30 p.m. Before the night was over, he was in jail and facing false drug possession charges.
A local airport has banned medical marijuana on its premises, despite the fact that it is legal in the state. Those patients who use the drug for medical reasons should be aware when traveling through the Orlando International Airport in Florida. It is now illegal for anyone to carry the drug into the airport, and doing so could land them with a drug possession charge.
A bill was recently signed into law in Florida which establishes mandatory minimums for those caught with the drug known as fentanyl. Governor Rick Scott signed the drug possession measure, which was written with the intention of cracking down on the dealers who are selling the drug or any of its derivatives. Because fetanyl is such a dangerous drug, the hope is that stricter sentencing guidelines will help eradicate its use across the state.
A man has been arrested after flashing money on camera for Facebook Live. According to reports, the man was showing off a handful of money when officers interrupted with a loudspeaker, raiding his home. Several people were said to have sent the live video to a local news station in Jacksonville, Florida. The man was arrested for drug possession and other charges.
Mistakes can be made. The majority of mistakes are minor and can easily be corrected. Other times, the mistakes are major ones and can leave lasting damage to property, individuals and/or an individual's reputation. In fact, Florida law enforcement officers are not above making mistakes; unfortunately, when they do, and one is wrongly accused of drug possession, the results can be damaging to an individual.
There are some actions that are almost certain to gain the attention of Florida law enforcement officers. Running a stop sign and speeding are two such actions. Thus, if one is stopped after committing one of these actions, it should come as no surprise. Furthermore, if one may have something to hide, these actions might need to be avoided as officers may take the opportunity to search for possible drug possession.
The Florida public is essential in the war on drugs. Many times, when someone notices something suspicious, he or she will notify the police. Based upon this tip, police will often investigate the situation and make drug possession arrests.
In most Florida neighborhoods, the neighbors watch out for each other. They recognize when someone who doesn't belong in the neighborhood is there, and they often monitor the comings and goings of these suspicious visitors. Whenever something suspicious happens in the neighborhood, it is often the neighbors who notify local law enforcement officers. Many times, this is how drugs are discovered and drug possession arrests are made.
Within the state of Florida, protecting children is a primary responsibility of the adults around them. These adults often include their parents, teachers and even local law enforcement officers. In addition to offering physical protection, adults also protect children from drugs and other substances that could harm them. It is generally assumed that these adults are law abiding citizens who will not face charges of drug possession or possession of drug paraphernalia.
Florida, like many states, has taken a strong stance against drugs. In light of this, law enforcement officers remain on the lookout for those that they suspect of drug offenses. Some of these offenses involve large amounts of drugs and money. However, others are perhaps an experiment with something new. Regardless, a Florida conviction for drug possession as well as other drug related charges brings with it some serious consequences.