As of Midday Monday, a YouTube posting of a giggling and profane teenager in Miami-Dade bond court had more than 12 million hits. Penelope Soto, a Sunset High School senior was sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court after laughing, and later cursing at the bond court judge.
While some residents might have missed out on spring cleaning, the Broward Sheriff’s Office gave residents a second chance on Saturday with Operation Medicine Cabinet.
The Drug Enforcement Agency revealed the numbers from National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day last Saturday and the haul was staggering.
Fewer and fewer kids in Broward and Palm Beach counties are daring to take a D.A.R.E. course. D.A.R.E, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a ten week course which teaches kids how to handle peer pressure and avoid drugs.
South Florida resident John Daley got hooked on prescription pills when he was 14 years old. The problem escalated so out of control he eventually became a drug dealer.
Twenty-four hours after federal agents conducted a massive raid of rogue pain clinics in South Florida, the emotion is still raw for those who lost loved ones to prescription drug abuse.
South Florida is known as the “pill mill” capital yet Gov. Rick Scott wants to repeal the state’s yet-to-be-implemented prescription drug tracking law that’s designed to crack down on “pill mills”.