An odd, suspicious looking house gets busted for being a "meth lab". I guess we shouldn't be surprised. It's been a growing problem in Florida for some time now. Police are searching very closely for any clues that lead them to discovering a house cooking meth. They're looking for matchbooks with strike plates removed, or collections of discarded striker plates. Discarded vinyl or rubber tubing, to go along with glass jars and containers are a dead giveaway.
You could walk into almost any college dorm right now and find "drug paraphernalia". But how is it illegal, even if you are not using it? What if you didn't even know it was in the room? Or if it was a friend's paraphernalia.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested on March 17 for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He is still facing four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance. He also had $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested.
Al Capone, one of our nation's most infamous criminals, was busted for tax evasion. After all the crimes he got away with, one tiny crime got him busted. It happens more often than you think.
Prescription drug use has become second nature in our society. Even when someone is abusing them, that person never feels like they are committing a crime. After all, a pharmacist is not a "drug dealer".
A flight attendant who was working a flight into Orlando recently likely received a surprise she was not prepared for. She was arrested by federal agents for bringing heroin into the country from Columbia. The discovery of the drugs was made by customs officers during a routine screening. According to the criminal complaint, the heroin, which was packaged in such a way to make it appear like chocolate, was supposed to be given to a man residing in Orlando. In exchange for transporting the drugs she would be paid.
Drug arrests occur each day in the Orlando. While it is common to hear or read about one or two people being arrested at the same time, on occasion, larger groups of people are taken into custody at the same time. Last month a total of 19 individuals were arrested at the same time. Those people have been accused of being involved in a drug ring.
There are a variety of different drug crimes a resident of the Orlando area could find that they are facing. Some have to do with distribution of the drug, others, the manufacture. In still other cases, depending on the drug, an individual might find that he or she has been charged with growing it. This is the case for an Orlando man who was recently arrested in Clermont.
Over the course of the past year Central Florida has seen an increase in the number of drug arrests tied to the creation and use of methamphetamine. The increase in arrests, particularly in Volusia County, is the result of an operation focused on the county to reduce the number of meth labs that are in existence.
In Florida someone convicted of a drug charge can lose their license for a period of 2 years through the court and or DMHSV. This is viewed as an harsh consequence by many in the legal justice system. The DHSMV can suspend your license even if the Judge does not order it as a part of a sentence.