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October 2017 Archives

Possession of donut glaze case ends in payout for Florida man

A Florida man has received a settlement related to his arrest on drug charges in December 2015. What turned out to be donut glaze was mistaken for crystal meth by a police officer, who arrested the man when she saw the flaky substance on the floorboard of the man's vehicle.

Drug arrests are on the rise

Drug arrests are on the rise in Florida and across the United States. According to the FBI's Uniform Report, there were more than 1.5 million drug-related arrests in 2016, which represents a 5.63 percent increase compared to 2015. Nearly 85 percent of these arrests were for drug possession only. Arrests for marijuana possession increased and accounted for 41 percent of all drug arrests in 2016.

Strange hit-and-run incident involves meth and junk food

In late September, Florida Highway Patrol officers arrested a Mississippi couple who crashed into a Navarre convenience store and then fled the scene before being found in possession of a very peculiar loot. According to the FHP report, a 2015 Chevy Malibu pulled into the parking lot of a Circle K on Navarre Parkway on a Saturday morning. The driver hit a wooden box that ended up cracking the glass windows of the store. He then sped away as the store clerks called the police.