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What To Do After You’re Arrested For Growing Marijuana

What To Do After You’re Arrested For Growing Marijuana

According to WPTV News, another marijuana grow house has been found here in South Florida. Now that the cocaine boom of the past couple decades is dying down, marijuana grow houses are becoming one of the most popular form of drug cultivation and trafficking throughout South Florida. Recently, a Boynton Beach man was caught via a traffic violation. Police found several marijuana plants in the trunk of his car. Later, when Boynton Beach Police searched the home of Jerome Hal Albanese, 48, they found more than 300 additional plants at a street value of over half a million dollars. They also found handguns, rifles, and about $60,000 in cash. The grow house was set up with an elaborate system that allowed Albanese to grow and produce about 300 plants every… […]

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How A Father Was Caught Smoking A Joint to Celebrate His Son’s Birth

How A Father Was Caught Smoking A Joint to Celebrate His Son’s Birth

According to an article in WPTV News, a Pennsylvania man is now facing drug charges after lighting up a Marijuana joint at a western Pennsylvania hospital to celebrate his child’s birth. Police are not identifying the father who lit up a joint, instead of a cigar, in a designated smoking area of Uniontown Hospital Tuesday morning. Uniontown police Sgt. Jonathan Grabiak told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that a nurse smelled the pot when she took a cigarette break in the same area. A hospital security guard then called police about 3:20 a.m. The man was released to a family member and made to leave the hospital. He will be facing marijuana possession charges. “I’m having a baby and wanted to get a buzz,” the man said to Sgt. Grabiak, and then… […]

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How A Teen Was Caught With Candy Bags of Cocaine

How A Teen Was Caught With Candy Bags of Cocaine

There are stories that are reported on a daily basis about drug trafficking, drug crimes, and drug busts. Many of these cases turn out to be some of the most elaborate schemes put on by professional criminals from all over the world. Some drug dealers however, are so sloppy and careless, that even they make headlines: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A teenager from Puerto Rico is accused of trying to smuggle cocaine through a South Florida airport. Federal officials say 18-year-old Jose Manuel Torres Perez of Puerto Rico arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Monday with suspiciously thick bags of clothes and candy. According to a criminal complaint, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer sliced open the bags and found a white powder that tested positive for cocaine.… […]

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How Oxycodone Use Can Lead To Child Neglect Charges

How Oxycodone Use Can Lead To Child Neglect Charges

According to an article in WPTV News Channel 5, in West Palm Beach, FL, a woman was arrested and charged with child neglect all because of her Oxycodone and Cocaine use. The Centers for Disease Control believes breastfeeding is ideal for babies because it is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections. One woman’s breast milk however, led to her arrest. Palm Beach County mother Christen Rando of Tequesta contacted the Department of Children and Family Services to express concerns that her addiction to Oxycodone could be endangering her baby. DCF sent the baby to Jupiter Hospital for testing, and the tests returned with traces of Cocaine and Oxycodone in the infant. Rando admitted she had been breastfeeding the child during her… […]

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How the Court’s Negligence Could Have an Immigrant Deported

Palm Beach County, Florida has a very large population of immigrants. Immigrants are often the subject of controversial arrests and convictions because of their status in the country. Recently, Julio Adame, an immigrant, has filed a motion to vacate his plea from 13 years ago for the conviction of possession of cocaine. If you have ever been arrested for the possession of cocaine or for any drug crimes, consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you build your case. Pleading Nolo Contendere On February 10, 1997, Julio Adame pleaded nolo contendere for two counts of possession of cocaine. Nolo contendere is a legal term that derives from Latin, meaning “I do not wish to contend.” It is a plea of no contest. If a defendant pleas nolo contendere, he… […]

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What Happens When A Meth Lab is Busted?

What Happens When A Meth Lab is Busted?

In Port St. Lucie, FL, Sheriff’s deputies busted a methamphetamine lab Tuesday. The lab was located in a shed behind a home that belonged to 25-year-old Sergiy Matirniy. The case began when employees at a pool supply store notified police of a man attempting to make suspicious purchases. The men working in the pool supply store asked Matirniy why he needed the chemicals and he said he was trying to create chloroform. After refusing to sell him the chemicals, the store employees notified police. Police arrived on the scene and searched Matirniy’s vehicle. They found materials that raised a red flag including wires, zip-ties, and electronic devices. Suspicious of what they found, police requested a search warrant for Matirniy’s home. Police then discovered the meth lab and evacuated the neighborhood. A… […]

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How Even a Public Defender can be Arrested for a DUI

How Even a Public Defender can be Arrested for a DUI

According to a recent report by WPTV News Channel 5, the head of the judicial circuit’s re-entry program was arrested for a DUI Sunday. Kristin Webster, a public defender symbolized as the icon of hope for many jail inmates, was seen by police swerving along Indian River Drive, with her taillights out.She was pulled over and officers say she smelled of alcohol. Webster refused a roadside sobriety test. She was arrested for a misdemeanor DUI, and when officers took her into custody, they say she blew multiple Breathalyzer tests around 2.0 – more than twice the legal limit. She has bonded out of jail.Her passenger, Scott Krueser was arrested for possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. Kristen Webster has been running the 19th judicial circuit’s re-entry program for nine years. The program… […]

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How the Bong Bill is Affecting Smoke Shops in Florida

How the Bong Bill is Affecting Smoke Shops in Florida

140 new state laws were enacted July 1, in Florida. One of these laws causing disturbance among store owners all across the state is called the “bong bill.” The “bong bill” is stifling the activities of retailers that sell a wide range of smoking devices commonly used with illegal drugs. It requires these stores to have tobacco licenses if they sell pipes and other paraphernalia, and their stores must make 75 percent of their income from tobacco. It is now a misdemeanor for a smoke shop to generate more than 25 percent of its sales from pipes or smoking devices. Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, is responsible for the bill and is also a recovered crack addict who has been clean for almost 12 and a half years. Rouson stated:… […]

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Why is Broward County the Capital of Oxycodone?

Why is Broward County the Capital of Oxycodone?

The drug industry is shifting from illegal street drugs to prescription pain pills. People are turning to the prevalent pain clinics to obtain their prescriptions for drugs like Oxycodone and Roxicodone. If you have been charged with drug crimes, contact a criminal defense lawyer to help you build your case. Broward County – Capital of Pain Pills According to MSNBC News: Broward County has become the pill capital of the US. Pain clinics see anywhere from 10 to 100 patients a day. Usually the doctors were found on the internet and hired to work in these clinics. The patients pay cash and don’t use insurance so they won’t be tracked. Florida is one of a handful of states that does not have a prescription drug database, so repeat prescriptions cannot… […]

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How to Reduce Drug Trafficking Charges

How to Reduce Drug Trafficking Charges

Florida has a seriously high rate of drug trafficking due to the plethora of ports and access. The South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area was created in an effort to assist law enforcement agencies with drug-related threats to public safety. Over the last three years, the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area has seized an average of $713 million worth of illicit drugs per year from regional and international drug trafficking organizations. These drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, methamphetamine, and several types of pharmaceutical medications. It is important to understand the consequences of drug trafficking and exactly what the law spells out for these types of crimes. If you ask any criminal defense lawyer, he or she will be able to interpret the law for you, but… […]

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