Authorities in Orlando say that a 39-year-old man and his 59-year-old mother were taken into custody on the same day that they claimed a $20,000 lottery jackpot. The man was charged with heroin possession as well as selling drugs within 1,000 yards of a school. His mother was charged with selling heroin within 1,000 yards of a school. A search of the home where the two were staying yielded pills believed to be MDMA, Xanax and Clonazepam.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced on July 11 that a former Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputy has been charged with a raft of felony counts for planting drugs in the vehicles of drivers he pulled over. The 26-year-old man has been fired by the JCSO and is being detained without bond at the Wakulla County Jail. In addition to multiple felony counts of drug possession, fabricating evidence, racketeering, false imprisonment and official misconduct, the man faces misdemeanor charges including perjury and possession of drug paraphernalia.
If you are like others here in Orlando, you may believe that police need "probable cause" to initiate a traffic stop. The truth is that they don't.
Officials in Florida announced on June 28 that 47 individuals were taken into custody by the Lake County Sheriff's Office during a two-day narcotics operation. A further 23 arrests are expected according to media reports. Deputies apprehended figures alleged to be high and mid-level drug traffickers as well as individuals accused of selling methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and heroin on the street.