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Four Arrested in Eustis Drug Bust

Police in Eustis recently concluded what they described as an “extensive investigation” by arresting three men and a woman whom they believe were selling drugs. Late last week, authorities — including Eustis, Tavares and Leesburg police, SWAT teams and DEA agents — raided two homes, one on East Gottsche Avenue and the other on Clifford Avenue. They said they...

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Strict probation may deter some from a life of crime

People in Florida convicted of drug crimes often face stiff penalties. Part of their punishment usually includes time behind bars. However, is that really the best place for them? More than 2 million people are currently serving time behind bars. About half of those serving time in a federal prison are there for drug-related crimes. The United States has...

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Truck driver delivering Florida OJ acquitted on drug charges

Federal criminal court trials rarely result in an acquittal on all charges. But that is exactly what a U.S. District Court jury did in the case involving a truck driver accused of smuggling drugs while transporting orange juice to Florida. The case involved charges of three counts of felony federal drug charges, including smuggling. The drugs in question were...

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Might There Be a Better Solution

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Florida State Senator Rob Cole has introduced legislation which would make possession of synthetic marijuana marketed under the names “spice” and “K-2” illegal, as well as a number of other substances.  Possession of these substances would carry a penalty of up to a year in jail and those caught selling or manufacturing these drugs...

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Florida drug test law for welfare recipients challenged

A controversial Florida law is currently being challenged before a federal appeals court. The state law aims to withhold benefits from welfare applicants who may be guilty of certain drug crimes by requiring that they purchase and pass a drug screening test before they may be granted food stamps, child care subsidies and other welfare benefits. The law is...

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What a High: Florida Man Avoids Marijuana Possession Charges

A Kissimmee man accused of lying about being robbed and assaulted during an attempted drug buy was recently taken into custody. The man told Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies that he had planned to meet with an unknown woman to make a drug deal. But when he went, the Kissimmee man said two men accosted him, taking his wallet and...

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Orange County Commissioners vote on Pain Clinic Regulation

Orange County Commissioners voted to limit and regulate where new pain management clinics can open.  New pain clinics will now be restricted to industrial zoning areas.  These new restrictions were recommendations based upon Orange County’s prescription drug task force and is an attempt to limit prescription pill abuse. Clearly, prescription drug abuse is an epidemic not only in Orlando...

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America Celebrates Pot Day

I figured that I would not be a very good criminal defense attorney if I did not at least acknowledge the holiday that many people in this country celebrate.  Am I talking about Earth Day?  Nope.  I’m talking about Marijuana appreciation day.  For some reason, and the stories of the how this date came about are as varied as the...

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GPS Trackers are everywhere!

Ever since GPS trackers entered the retail market, law enforcement has been searching for ways to maneuver it into their criminal and drug crimes investigation arsenal. Over the years, I have had several clients inform me that they have found a mysterious device on their vehicle. After a clear inspection and even a quick Google search of the model...

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U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Florida “Dog Sniff” Case

A Florida criminal law case involving a drug-sniffing dog will go before the United States Supreme Court. The rights of criminal defendants are at stake in the matter, which will determine when the sensory skills of a canine may supersede a person’s privacy expectations. Marijuana Detected by Florida Drug-Sniffing Dog The case arises from a 2006 incident in which...

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