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Woman Arrested Outside a Florida School on Cocaine Charge

A sheriff’s deputy working near Lexington Middle School in Fort Myers arrested a 39-year-old woman after claiming to see her snort a white substance off of her phone screen. The woman occupied a vehicle waiting in the pick-up line for students during afternoon dismissal.

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Rapper Chief Keef Charged with DUI in Florida

On April 9, rapper Chief Keef was arrested for impaired driving in Florida, according to multiple media sources. The incident took place in Miami Beach.

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The Rise in Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

Florida is seeing an increase in the use of methamphetamine and heroin, and more Florida drivers may be under the influence of drugs than in previous years. In a number of states, law enforcement has reported an increase in opioid addiction and overdoses including overdoses while behind the wheel.

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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.

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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.

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DUI Convictions May Carry Heavier Penalties in The Future

The Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives has approved a bill that would require people convicted of a first time drunk driving offense to have an ignition interlock device installed in their automobile.

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Man Who Needed Something to Drive Takes Forklift from Marina

Authorities say that a man is facing a number of criminal charges in Florida following an incident involving a forklift that occurred on March 9. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the man allegedly stole a forklift from a marina in Marathon because he could not find his keys and needed something to drive.

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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.

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African-Americans More Likely to Be Wrongly Convicted

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.

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DUI Stops and Prescription Drugs

When most people think about drug-based DUI stops, they assume the driver was taking illegal drugs. Maybe the driver was taking completely illicit substances or prescription drugs that did not belong to him or her. However, you may be surprised to learn that even taking your own perfectly legal prescription medicine can lead to a DUI stop and even charges.

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