A traffic stop in Winter Haven on May 8 led to arrests of two men on drug charges. The motorist allegedly failed to obey the Move Over Law, which requires drivers to either move over or slow lower their speeds for emergency vehicles on the road.
On May 1, Florida authorities raided a plant nursery near Orange City after receiving numerous complaints about alleged drug activity and vagrancy occurring on the property. The operation led to the arrest of 21 people.
One Florida man has ended his case in a plea agreement after being accused of over 12 federal charges for drugs and weapons. Allegedly the ringleader of a cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking group based in Tallahassee, the 57-year-old man pleaded guilty to two of the charges he was facing, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
A 33-year-old Florida man who was on probation was taken into custody on April 17. A state probation officer and police officers went to the man's home on that day to do a security check at around 8:30 a.m.
Authorities in Florida used a warrant to search home owned by a 44-year-old woman. She was also the sole occupant of the house where police found ledgers, baggies and a variety of drugs. A larger plastic bag contained 21.2 grams of cocaine, and cocaine was also found on a mirror. In addition to the cocaine, authorities found THC vaping oil, marijuana and prescription pills. The search also uncovered $9,095 in cash, and some of that money was obtained after selling drugs to undercover officers.
A 19-year-old man and 18-year-old woman from out of state await their court appearances after police in Lynn Haven arrested them. An officer pulled over a sedan driven by the man for speeding. The officer said that the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle justified a search. Police allegedly recovered 14 ounces of marijuana described as high quality and worth $6,000 along with a loaded 9 mm Glock handgun.
A minor traffic violation was the catalyst for a major arrest that included illegal drugs, ammunition and a loaded AR-15 according to the Leon County Sheriff's Office. This arrest was at the 3900 block of Roberts Avenue in Tallahassee, Florida, at approximately 4 a.m.
Two Florida residents were taken into custody by police on drug possession and trafficking charges on March 23. According to authorities in Fort Walton Beach, a Ford Mustang was stopped for a tint violation after receiving word that it could contain narcotics. A search revealed that there was marijuana and drug paraphernalia scales as well as 17 grams of methamphetamine.
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.
On Feb. 26, authorities arrested a Florida woman on multiple drug charges stemming from a van search conducted in January. The incident took place at the Marathon Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission station in Key West.