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Florida Keys couple arrested, charged with drug offenses

A Florida Keys couple arrested on March 1 for selling cocaine at a Marathon Walgreens is now facing drug charges. The two sold cocaine to an undercover agent who was posing as a drug buyer inside the popular pharmacy's bathroom, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

FSU football players charged with marijuana possession

On Jan. 31, two Florida State University players were charged with possession of under 20 grams of cannabis and narcotic equipment. They were first approached by a Tallahassee police officer who had seen their vehicle driving down Hayden Road with no headlights on. The car was parked in a poorly lit area near Doak Walker Stadium, and the officer noticed a smell of cannabis coming from it as she approached.

Woman charged with having MDMA in her sports bra

A woman was arrested in the Florida Keys after she attempted to hide MDMA, also known as Molly, inside her sports bra, authorities claimed. The 32-year-old woman was accused of possession of 2.5 grams of MDMA. She allegedly had two cigarettes laced with MDMA, a cigar with white residue that had been partially smoked and a $10 bill with white residue in her possession. Sheriffs claimed that the woman admitted that the items belonged to her.

State representative introduces bill decriminalizing marijuana

People who are in Florida and who are carrying 20 grams or less of marijuana may no longer be taken into custody if a house bill is successful. Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith has filed legislation in an effort to decriminalize marijuana possession and increase people's ability to access cannabis for medical reasons.

Drug charges for methamphetamine

Methamphetamine abuse and addiction are serious problems in Florida. Because of the addictive potential of this drug, Florida law classifies it as a schedule II controlled substance. People who are found to be in possession of schedule II drugs without valid prescriptions may face severe criminal penalties.

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.