Agents from the federal law enforcement have passed down indictments for 14 people whom they believe were members of a violent gang. The arrests include 11 counts, with more than one federal drug charge. It is all part of an attempt by federal authorities to crack down on the drug trade in Florida.
The last one of the state's legendary cocaine cowboys will plead not guilty to smuggling drugs after being on the run for 26 years. He has been living in a suburb of Orlando, Florida, with his wife under false names. Authorities arrested the man for the federal drug charge while he and the wife were on a 40-mile bike ride.
When one first begins to feel ill, he or she will usually take an over-the-counter medication. After a few days of feeling ill, many Florida residents will eventually decide that it is time to go see a doctor. In doing so, they expect that the doctor will determine the problem and prescribe medication to solve the problem. A prescription is usually written, and the patient picks the prescription up at a local drug store. This is the legal way in which drugs are prescribed for patients, and a federal drug charge does not become an issue.
Wanted posters often appear on the walls of Florida post offices and other public buildings. They also are reported on television shows, the evening news and social media sites. Many individuals featured on these posters typically are believed to have committed a variety of crimes, including drug trafficking. Such advertising is often helpful in acquiring information regarding where a wanted person has possibly been seen or could be staying.
It is a well-known fact that some people like to talk -- perhaps a little too much at times. In the course of these discussions with friends and acquaintances, sometimes the truth is told, and sometimes exaggerations are shared. While these conversations themselves are not noteworthy, when they cover topics that could possibly lead to a federal drug charge, federal drug agents in Florida become interested.
Florida, like many states, has been fighting a drug epidemic for generations. Law enforcement has low tolerance for buying and selling drugs, and prosecutors work zealously to get convictions. The penalties for drug trafficking convictions are varied, depending on the type of drug and the amount in question, but they may include decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines.
Two Florida high school football coaches were arrested recently in Orlando. The Titusville High coaches were arrested on a recent Wednesday in June, each on a federal drug charge for drug conspiracy. The men were specifically charged with both conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute, according to federal investigators.
Eleven individuals allegedly involved in a heroin drug trafficking operation that authorities think involved selling the drug from restaurant parking lots were recently arrested on federal drug charges. Authorities announced on a recent Thursday the takedown of these individuals, who operated a drug network in west Orange County. When Florida individuals are similarly facing drug trafficking charges, they may decide to consult with experienced criminal defense attorneys.
A man who had been on the run for years was recently apprehended in Mexico and deported to Florida. The man was allegedly involved in a $14 million drug-smuggling ring that operated out of South Florida. He will soon be facing federal charges for drug trafficking as well as conspiracy, authorities say.
Two men now face federal drug charges after they allegedly sold large amounts of cocaine and heroine. The drugs were sold to law enforcement officers who were working undercover, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office claims. When a Florida residents is accused of selling drugs and is facing a federal drug charge, the individual often chooses to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney.