The Sarasota Police Department recently made public an audit which began in August of 2013. The audit revealed the Sarasota Police Department couldn’t account for 2167 drug related pieces of evidence. The report has received a strong response from the community, which is understandable considering the amount and volume of drugs and drug related items lost. […]
On January 28, 2014 the Florida Supreme Court determined that Florida voters will have the opportunity to determine whether Marijuana should be legal for medicinal purposes. In its opinion the Court determined that the proposed language of the constitutional amendment was not misleading, therefore allowing Florida citizens to vote on whether marijuana use should be […]
A judge for the popular NBC TV series “The Voice” and singer in his own right, Ceelo Green, will appear in court on November 20th to answer a charge of supplying a controlled substance to a woman last year. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge, but could face four years in prison if […]
Spurred by higher arrest rates and favorable court decisions, the use of so-called “drug dogs” has increased dramatically in recent years. It is now quite common to see police cruisers or SUVs emblazoned with a telltale “K-9” mark that indicates the presence of a trained police dog inside the vehicle. Although not every law enforcement […]
Drug testing in the work place– whether a policy that is put in place as a condition for you to get a job or as one that occurs randomly for you to keep your job is something that Florida employees deal with all the time. But why do employers conduct workplace drug tests in the […]
Did you know that if you are convicted of a felony drug-related crime in Clearwater you could lose the right to vote as well as other national privileges? The state of Florida is one of the strictest when it comes to prosecuting drug-related charges. Just take a look at the jail population and you will […]
In the State ofFlorida, drug charges are governed by Chapter 893 of the Florida Statutes. In that statute, there is a list of drugs that the state considers to be illegal. The statute itself is very long and complex. But overall, it is illegal to possess marijuana or crack under any circumstance. It is illegal […]
A former Hillsborough County assitant state attorney is under arrest on drug charges in Pinellas County. The attorney was arrested on Oxycodone trafficking charges in Clearwater.
There will be no second trial for a doctor accused of drug trafficking. A hung jury ended the first trial against the man accused of prescribing painkillers illegally.
Two suspected drug dealers and a drug trafficking case in Manatee County are at risk. The evidence in these three cases has been either lost or destroyed.