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  • Florida attorney general sues opioid makers over prescription drug crisis

    By: Admin On: 05-29-2018 Category: Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Drug overdose Comment: 0

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    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi recently filed a lawsuit against some of the biggest opioid makers in the country for the drug epidemic they fueled in the state over the years. Bondi alleged that nine drug manufactures and their subsidiaries used unethical marketing tactics, leading to the ongoing opioid crisis. In accordance with the lawsuits […]

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  • Man pleads guilty to drug trafficking using postal services, laundering $1.5M

    By: Admin On: 09-04-2017 Category: Addiction, Drug trafficking Comment: 0

    An alleged drug ring leader who operated out of Orlando, Florida recently pleaded guilty to laundering over $1.5 million in drug proceeds, a media report said. The drug trafficking gang was involved in distributing highly addictive drugs, such as fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Interestingly, it used U.S. Postal Service, Federal Express, etc. to deliver […]

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  • 3 held for operating major drug racket in Orlando nightclubs

    By: Admin On: 07-26-2017 Category: Addiction, drug abuse, drug bust Comment: 0

    After almost a year of collective investigative efforts, detectives from the Orlando Police Department (OPD) on July 12, 2017, arrested three suspects on charges of operating a major drug distribution racket in the area’s nightclubs. Police officers also seized large quantities of party drugs, such as steroids, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, Xanax, marijuana and methamphetamine from […]

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  • Orlando car crash leads to seizure of heroin, meth

    By: Admin On: 06-13-2017 Category: Addiction, drug bust, Drug trafficking Comment: 0

    Two Orlando residents were arrested on May 5, 2017, for transporting heroin, meth and marijuana in a car. They were taken into custody after their car crashed near State Road 85. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputies observed a speeding car on Interstate 10 and attempted to pull the vehicle over. However, the 26-year-old driver, […]

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  • ‘Last’ member of Cocaine Cowboys arrested in Orlando

    By: Admin On: 05-10-2017 Category: Addiction, drug abuse, drug bust, Drug trafficking Comment: 0

    Federal authorities in Florida on April 12, 2017, arrested 55-year-old Gustavo Falcon, a member of the infamous “Cocaine Cowboys,” a drug trafficking organization that dominated the drug business in the state during the 1980s. Speaking to the Miami Herald, Barry Golden, a senior investigator working with the U.S. Marshals’ South Florida office, said that Gustavo […]

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  • Brevard assistant state attorney accused of buying opioids

    By: Admin On: 04-05-2017 Category: Addiction, drug abuse, drug bust Comment: 0

    An assistant state attorney has been arrested on charges of purchasing opioid pills without prescription during a drug bust operation. John Michael Toppa III of Melbourne, who worked with the Brevard State Attorney’s Office, is said to have bought 10 pills of Roxicodone 30 mg in Rockledge City in Brevard County, Florida on March 9, […]

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  • Synthetic marijuana racket busted in Orlando

    By: Admin On: 03-10-2017 Category: Addiction, drug bust, Marijuana Comment: 0

    Lately, marijuana has become the drug of choice for millions of adolescents in the United States. This could largely be attributed to the state laws that approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes. But, with synthetic marijuana, also known as Spice or K2, getting increasingly popular among the youth, the situation has deteriorated further. […]

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  • Obama commutes life sentence of Sanford drug dealer

    By: Admin On: 02-03-2017 Category: Addiction, Crack cocaine, Drug trafficking Comment: 0

    Federal laws regarding drug trafficking or distribution provide strict penalties to those who are involved in the selling and transportation of illegal drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs. However, in a bid to give a second chance to the suspects arrested under harsh sentencing laws, the former American president Barrack Obama […]

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  • Drug trafficking ring busted in Orlando after 2 years of investigation

    By: Admin On: 11-11-2016 Category: Addiction, Drug, drug abuse Comment: 0

    Drug trafficking is a serious problem not only across the world but in the United States as well. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) makes 30,000 arrests each year that are connected to sale and distribution of illegal narcotics in the U.S. alone. Continuing their crackdown, officials in August this year, busted a trafficking ring in […]

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  • Orlando eases punishments for possessing small quantities of marijuana

    By: Admin On: 05-26-2016 Category: Addiction Comment: 0

    Orlando became the first city in Central Florida to decriminalize carrying small amounts of marijuana by passing an ordinance in May 2016. The ordinance will allow city police officers to use citations rather than directly arresting an individual carrying 20 grams or less of the drug. The ordinance, to be effective from October 2016, will […]

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