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Orlando car dealership employee arrested for drug trafficking

Drug trafficking charges in Florida can result in serious consequences. Minimum sentences for drug trafficking, depending on the amount, can range from three to 25 years. Just being charged, innocent or guilty, can ruin your reputation and be expensive in numerous ways. In addition, under RICO, which is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, your assets and even...

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Orlando drug trafficking bust leads to arrest of 18 individuals

Following the completion of a time-consuming investigation, police in Orlando have arrested 18 individuals and charged them with drug trafficking offenses. The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation for the Orlando Police Department was responsible for the arrests. Officials say that the department had been monitoring four of the arrested individuals for quite a while before apprehending them. Allegedly, police investigations...

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Man posts Facebook picture that leads to drug sales arrest

A Florida man has been accused of selling drugs after he allegedly posted Facebook selfies of himself engaged in drug transactions. The 21-year-old man, who hails from Port St. Lucie, Florida, was allegedly broadcasting his illegal activities. He is even said to have posted a picture of himself next to a sheriff’s deputy while in the process of conducting...

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Ex-police officer faces drug trafficking charges in federal court

A Florida police officer, who was formerly employed by the West Palm Beach Police Department, was terminated last year on allegations that he disregarded police department policy. Now, he has been charged with selling prescription drugs while he was on duty as a police officer. The 45-year-old man is facing the drug trafficking charges in federal court. The policeman,...

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Ryan Malone facing DUI and cocaine charges

Ryan Malone, a forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning, is facing both DUI and cocaine charges after being arrested in Florida. Malone was driving in a large SUV when he made a left turn and ran over a curb. This was at 3:15 in the morning, and nearby officers were already watching the vehicle as this happened. The officers...

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$2 million meth bust in Polk County

Drug offenses can be quite serious, especially when there is a large quantity of drugs involved. Being convicted of a drug crime can have serious consequences. According to Florida statute 893.135(1)(f), the sale, purchase, manufacture, delivery, or knowledgeable possession of more than 200 or more grams of meth is a 1st degree felony. The possible penalties include a 15-year...

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Latest Florida crime lab scandal speaks to broader issues

Earlier this month, a former employee of a Florida crime lab was taken into custody. He was then formally charged with switching drug evidence held within the lab for over-the-counter medications and selling the stolen drug evidence. In all, the man is charged with nine separate counts of drug trafficking, 12 counts of evidence tampering and grand theft. While...

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Justice Department agenda aimed at low-level drug offenders

Never before has the Justice Department approached an issue involving unfair sentencing within the American justice system quite like this. Certainly, presidents have granted clemency to individuals before in low numbers. However, the Justice Department recently encouraged both criminal defense attorneys and low-level offenders convicted of certain federal drug crimes to submit clemency applications en masse. Specifically, the Justice...

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President commutes sentences for federal drug offenders

Last month, the president used his executive powers to commute the sentences of individuals convicted of federal offenses related to crack cocaine. Each of the eight inmates whose sentences were commuted had been sentenced to life imprisonment and had served a minimum of 15 years imprisonment so far. This gesture was both concrete and serves as a symbolic step...

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4 Florida residents arrested for conspiracy of making meth

Four individuals have recently been arrested under suspicion of making illegal drugs. Florida police suspect that the accused persons manufactured methamphetamine out of a camper trailer in the Pine Lakes area near Eustis. Each person was arrested after a search of the trailer, and each faces charges of conspiracy to manufacture meth. According to the report, police received an...

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