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What is the Law for Possession of Cocaine?

What is the Law for Possession of Cocaine?

Marijuana and prescription drugs seem to be making the news more often than others, but cocaine still has a strong presence in drug trafficking and other criminal activity. The law against possession of cocaine still stands strong and is continuing to land people who chose to possess or traffic cocaine in prison. Real estate titan Francis “Chappy” Adams was charged and arrested recently on a felony count of cocaine possession. The Crime Francis “Chappy” Adams, who runs Palm Beach County’s largest real estate firm, was charged with a felony count of cocaine possession last week after trying to board a plane at Palm Beach International Airport, according to the Palm Beach Post. He was stopped by TSA Agents after they noticed an “abnormal object” in his pocket after he passed… […]

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How Problematic is Day Care Fraud in Palm Beach County

How Problematic is Day Care Fraud in Palm Beach County

Day care fraud is not a crime commonly talked about. It is the act of lying about your current salary in order to receive government assistance to send your child to day care. Even though it is not a crime that commonly makes headlines, it is still a problem in Palm Beach County. Day Care Fraud According to WPTV News, last year, 16 Palm Beach County parents were forced to pay back nearly $70,000 in stolen money. In one recent case a mother of three admitted she lied about her salary, submitting a dozen bogus employment letters so she could rake in more than $40,000 in day care subsidy cash. In another recent case, a mother failed to mention she worked for the government when she used the government to… […]

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Why it’s Dangerous to be a Pain Clinic Doctor in Palm Beach County

Why it’s Dangerous to be a Pain Clinic Doctor in Palm Beach County

There have been three pain clinic raids in the last 10 days in Palm Beach County. According to an article in WPTV news, Palm Beach County Police have been sweeping the county and cracking down on unregistered pain clinics and digging up more information on clinics that seem to be participating in suspicious activities. If you are a doctor or an owner of a pain clinic, tread with caution as you are now in the spot light of Palm Beach County Police. Pain Clinics Under Scrutiny According to the article, a Boca Raton doctor is behind bars, accused of handing out pain medications. Palm Beach County Sheriff Deputies raided the Southern Care Pain Management and Wellness Center in Palm Springs Friday. This is the third raid of a suspected pain… […]

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How a Doctor was Arrested for Trading Oxycodone for Sex

How a Doctor was Arrested for Trading Oxycodone for Sex

Doctors who get caught and arrested for trafficking prescription pills are often caught due to witnesses or discrepancies in the prescriptions they assign, or even when pharmacies report suspicious activity by patients who come in for a large amount of pills. A doctor from Palm Beach Gardens  was caught because of attempting to trade pills for sex. The Scene of the Crime The following article can be found in WPTV News: A Palm Beach Gardens doctor had his license suspended after his April 28 arrest on charges of trading pain pills for sex, state health officials said Thursday. Dr. Scott Oster was arrested at a hotel on April 28 after he wrote prescriptions for an oxycodone drug to a woman he had arranged to meet for sex, the Department of… […]

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How Even Your Faith Can’t Help You Keep Your Kids if You are Convicted of Child Neglect

How Even Your Faith Can’t Help You Keep Your Kids if You are Convicted of Child Neglect

According to an article in WPTV News, a Riviera Beach couple was arrested Wednesday night for child neglect, after allegedly telling police that they live life in God and don’t need to work despite not having any money to feed their toddler. Claire Justin, 28, and Neil Vilain, 41, are being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bond on charges of child neglect. This morning, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Ted S. Booras ordered they have no contact with their 3-year-old child, who was placed in the custody of her maternal grandmother by the state Department of Children and Families, police said. When the officer spoke with Justin and Vilain, they said they believe that “the way most people live is evil,” according to the… […]

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How Aggravated Battery Charges Turned into First Degree Arson Charges

How Aggravated Battery Charges Turned into First Degree Arson Charges

According to an article in WPTV News, a Palm Beach County man faces several felony charges for attempting to light his girlfriend on fire and stabbing her when the lighter didn’t work. He is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson, and aggravated battery. The Crime Aggravated battery, or just battery, is the most common charge that results from domestic disputes that get out of control. Arson, however, is quite so common a result. According to the article, the woman who remained unnamed in the police report, claimed that she asked her boyfriend to move out a couple of days ago because he was not paying any bills. A few days later the woman said she got up when she heard a noise while sleeping, saw her front door… […]

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How Buck Wild Trial Sets the Tone for Gang Related Crime

How Buck Wild Trial Sets the Tone for Gang Related Crime

Five alleged Buck Wild gang members are set to begin trial as of yesterday. Buck Wild was once known as one of the most feared gangs in Palm Beach County. The racketeering and conspiracy trial will conclude the April 2010 indictment that listed dozens of violent crime charges including guns, drugs, theft, and assault. Buck Wild Trial The five men on trial include Marquis Alfred, 20; James Anderson, 22; Larry Coe, 25; Quamaine Falana, 19; and James Roundtree, 22. Investigators and prosecutors continue to stress how monumental the takedown of these alleged gang members was. The investigation required the efforts of a specialized task force designed to mitigate gang violence. Palm Beach County sheriff’s Lt. Mike Wallace was head of the Palm Beach County Violent Crimes Task Force and led… […]

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Would You Report a Drunk Driver for a $100 Reward?

Would You Report a Drunk Driver for a $100 Reward?

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, over 1,000 DUI arrests have been made since January 1st. Because of this extremely high number, a new program has been put into affect to help police catch and arrest drunk drivers. Mobile Eyes against Drunk Driving The new program is called “Mobile Eyes Against Drunk Driving.” The program encourages drivers to call 911 and alert Palm Beach County police of erratic or unsafe drivers. The catch is, if a DUI arrest is made before a potential accident based on your tip, you get a $100 reward from the program. The reason the program was put into place was because most people who notice drunk drivers on the road just try to stay out of their way. This program would give the… […]

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How Special Needs Children May be Targets for Sexual Battery

How Special Needs Children May be Targets for Sexual Battery

According to an article in WPTV News, a Palm Beach County bus aide is facing serious charges. He has been accused of sexual battery for exposing himself and inappropriately touching a little girl riding the bus on Tuesday afternoon. The Details Thony Desir, 39, has admitted to inappropriately touching a young girl and exposing himself, according to police. The victim, a young special needs child in elementary school, told her mother what had happened the following day. Police were called immediately. Desir’s family had been waiting for him to return home all evening, as he does just about everyday. However, Wednesday was different because he was being booked into jail. According to the article, an affidavit says the sexual battery occurred just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on the school… […]

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How Serious is Robbery by Sudden Snatching?

How Serious is Robbery by Sudden Snatching?

he robbery of the week involves a man on a bicycle who robbed a woman in broad daylight outside a Boynton Publix. Police have yet to catch the robber. According to the article in WPTV News, police are looking for a man who stole a 62-year-old woman’s purse while exiting a Publix Super Market. The woman, who was not identified, told police she was walking in the parking lot of Publix on Southeast 18th Avenue Tuesday morning when a man rode a bicycle past her, according to a statement released by the Boynton Beach Police Department this afternoon. The man, wearing a white shirt and jean shorts, grabbed the woman’s purse from under her left arm, the statement said. The woman screamed for help and the man fled east through… […]

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