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Category: Drug Charges

Suspect Connected to Drug Overdoses in Leon County Arrested

July 22, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Two individuals in Leon County have now been arrested and charged with multiple counts of drug possession and trafficking. After the Leon County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit obtained a warrant during a drug investigation, they found two people with a large quantity of drugs in their possession. Now that the two individuals have been arrested, we will cover the details …

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Ketamine’s Rise in Popularity- Is it Legal in Florida?

July 15, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Ketamine has been rising in popularity recently after the FDA approved a form of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression. Since then, ketamine’s popularity has risen to treat severe mental illnesses. Ketamine infusion centers have popped up across the country, including here in Florida. This blog will explain how ketamine is used by medical professionals and the legality of ketamine. What is …

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June 12, 2022 Drug Charges

Florida’s war on drugs has made the state one of the strictest when it comes to illegal substances. Being found guilty of illegally possessing a controlled substance could have you facing harsh penalties since most cases are treated as felonies. Not only could you face prison time but could be looking at lifelong effects if found guilty. This type of …

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Traffic Stop Leads to Massive Drug Bust

June 9, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Getting stopped by the police is already a high-stress situation. It’s always important to remember to stay calm and know your rights. In some instances, when a police officer stops you for one offense, it can lead to several more serious offenses if they find something illegal on you. Florida is known for being extremely strict when it comes to …

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Hold my Beer turns to “Hold My Meth Pipe”

June 2, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

A recent incident in Haines City highlights how one crime can lead to several more serious charges. A local Florida man had an accidental crash at a nearby Publix, which already caused quite the commotion. However, what only made matters worse was when he finally talked to the police—and gave away an “honest truth” that resulted in several more criminal …

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New Controlled Substances Bill Signed by Gov. DeSantis

May 23, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Governor Ron DeSantis has just signed HB 95 into law on May 19th, 2022. We have previously covered SB 190 and HB 95 in previous blogs, and now the Controlled Substance bill has officially been passed. The Governor of Florida paid a visit to the Polk County Fire Rescue Station in Kathleen to sign the new bill. Grady Judd, Polk …

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Crack or Sugar? Deputies Mistake Costs Leon Sheriff’s Office $270k

May 19, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Sometimes the best defense in a criminal case can be as sweet as a pastry! In the case of Miles Evora, that was exactly what happened. Evora was wrongfully arrested in a routine traffic stop after two deputies claimed he had illegal substances in his vehicle. After waiting a long period for test results, it turned out that it was …

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Attorney General News Release – Emergency Rule Banning New Synthetic Drugs

May 3, 2022 Domestic Violence, Drug Charges

An emergency rule has been issued by Attorney General Ashley Moody to place a new synthetic drug in the Drug Schedule. The specific emergency rule is targeting the illegal substance known as “nitazenes” and the various compounds under it. Florida is still currently dealing with dangerous opioids such as fentanyl, which has seen several deadly cases in the last few …

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What is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day?

April 29, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is committed to protecting American citizens from the overwhelming overdose epidemic. As a way to ensure public health and safety, the DEA hosts the annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Unfortunately, unused prescription drugs often fall into the wrong hands. This could either be someone abusing the unnecessary pills, or someone selling them …

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