It is illegal to sell, transport and import narcotics like marijuana, heroin, cocaine meth and other substances. Punishments associated with these offenses can be particularly severe for those who are convicted of the crimes in Florida and elsewhere in the country. However, the severity of those punishments will largely depend on various factors -- especially the amount and type of controlled substances involved. The geographic location of the alleged drug trafficking offense and whether it involved children will also be factors that determine the severity of potential punishments.
Florida readers may be interested to learn about an investigation into several people that occurred recently at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Those under police scrutiny include two men and the adult daughter of each. The foursome are suspected of drug trafficking, money laundering and other crimes.
Florida police say that a homeowner allowed them to enter a home recently in Caryville. Once inside, they say that they found various drug related items and a small child. The incident led to the arrest of four people on criminal charges that included drug possession and child neglect.
Florida officials say that they have arrested two people after being called to a local restaurant about an armed disturbance. The two were charged with drug possession and weapons crimes. They are now awaiting court dates to respond to the accusations.
A tragic car accident led to the deaths of several people on a Florida highway recently. The crash happened when a car struck another vehicle after running through a posted stop sign, authorities suggest. The investigation into the crash ended with the arrest of one of the drivers involved for crimes such as drug possession and DUI.
Florida was hit especially hard during the recent real estate crisis. Many people who found that their home values fell during the crisis are now listing them for sale, as some areas begin to experience a recovery. However, when a person lists a house, they typically place their trust in a real estate agent. In one recent case, this trust may have been broken, and a woman now stands accused of prescription drug crime.