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Man carried cocaine inside Cookie Monster

In Florida, law enforcement officials booked a man into Monroe County jail after a search of his vehicle revealed a Cookie Monster toy doll that was stuffed with cocaine. The incident occurred in Marathon on July 12 in connection with a traffic stop. According to news sources, a sheriff's deputy initially pulled the man over for an obscured license plate.

Police raid home while man is on Facebook Live

A 22-year-old Florida man was using Facebook Live when police raided his home. While there, police found a handgun, ammunition and crack cocaine. They also discovered Oxycodin pills and drug paraphernalia. The man was reportedly filmed running out of a room after hearing police officers identity themselves outside of the home. According to the man's neighbors, multiple smoke grenades were thrown into the home, and they said that it sounded like bombs went off.

2 Nebraska football players charged with pot possession

On May 26, it was reported that two University of Nebraska football players were taken into custody by authorities in Florida and charged with possession of marijuana. The two football players were identified as a wide receiver and a safety. Both were released following the incident.

Man charged receiving $600,000 worth of meth paste in the mail

It was reported on May 3 that a 30-year-old man living in a Florida mobile home was arrested for trafficking meth after he had pottery made with meth paste shipped to him. Authorities said the man was taken into custody after he unknowingly enlisted an undercover officer to assist with turning the meth paste into a drug that could be sold.

Law aims to tackle state drug problem

Florida House Bill 477 aims to strengthen the state's drug trafficking laws by putting certain synthetic drugs on the same level as heroin. The goal is to stop a recent increase in opiod overdoses, and it also provides penalties on drug dealers who sell to those who die of an overdose. The bill, which was passed the House unanimously on April 20, would see dealers charged with first-degree murder in such a scenario.

Drug sting results in arrests

Florida residents concerned about the use of illicit drugs in their area may be interested to learn of several arrests by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in March. Over 50 people were taken into as a result of a two-month-long investigation.

What you should know about prescription drug charges

You are a law-abiding citizen. You don't steal. You don't cheat. You barely push the boundaries of speed limits while driving. In short, you know that criminal charges are serious. Particularly, those that involve drug allegations, which is why you also don't do drugs.

Lawmakers seek to decriminalize small amounts of pot

On March 11, it was reported that two Florida lawmakers introduced a bill that would decriminalize possession of personal amounts of marijuana. If the bill is passed, those who are found in possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana will face a noncriminal civil violation.

African-Americans more likely to be wrongly convicted

The number of African-Americans who are exonerated after having been convicted of crimes indicates that they are more likely to be wrongly convicted than whites. Florida residents may be interested to learn that a study by the National Registry of Exonerations, which looked at cases from between 1989 and 2016, found that African-Americans were 12 times as likely to be wrongly convicted of drug crimes and seven times as likely to be wrongly convicted of murder compared to whites.