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Marijuana (Source: CBS4)

Coast Guard Obtains 900 Pounds Of Marijuana

The U.S. Coast Guard stopped $800,000 worth of marijuana from hitting the streets of South Florida after 900 pounds of pot was seized from the ocean Sunday morning.

08/17/2014

Prescription Pills

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For Saturday

If you have any prescription drugs that are no longer necessary for you, the Drug Enforcement Agency is encouraging you to drop them off at one of several locations for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back day Saturday.

04/25/2014

(Source: AP)

Former Coast Guard Boss Guilty In Keys Murder Plot

Retired Coast Guard commander Dennis Zecca admitted Monday morning in Miami federal court that he hired what he believed to be a hit man to kill one of the biggest realtors and developers in the Florida Keys.

CBS Miami–11/25/2013

Kratom drug (Source: CBS4)

New Drug That’s As Addictive As Heroin And Perfectly Legal

A drug known as kratom produces a high like cocaine, can be as addictive as heroin and, believe it or not, is completely legal.

CBS Miami–11/21/2013

CBS4's Jim DeFede investigates into the hiring of a hitman to kill a wealthy realtor. (Source: CBS4)

Greed, Crime and Murder For Hire In The Keys

In December, retired Coast Guard commander Dennis Zecca was arrested by federal agents in Marathon. Accused of conspiring to buy 10 kilos of cocaine, he was also charged with hiring a hitman to kill one of the town’s biggest realtors.

05/21/2013

(CBS4)

Report Raises Concern About Glock Handguns

A never before released report by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office raises questions about the reliability of the Glock semi-automatic handgun used by its deputies.

CBS4–05/13/2013

After passing a vote in the Florida House this week, synthetic drugs are one step closer to being banned. (Source: Getty Images)

Broward Passes Ban On Bath Salts

Broward County commissioners have officially banned the sale or display of bath salts and synthetic marijuana.

CBS4–10/25/2012

Synthetic Marijuana (CBS4)

Feds: Synthetic Marijuana Suspect Pleads Guilty

It’s a first of its’ kind bust in Florida — Drug Enforcement Agents taking down a South Florida man suspected of distributing fake pot.

CBS4–06/11/2012

Prescription Pills

DEA Takes Back 276 Tons Of Unwanted Medications

The Drug Enforcement Agency revealed the numbers from National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day last Saturday and the haul was staggering.

CBS4–05/03/2012

Oxycontin

Report: DEA Investigating Florida Walgreens Store & Distribution Center

Six Walgreens stores and a distribution center in Central and South Florida have come under Drug Enforcement Administration scrutiny over their sales of prescription pain killers.

CBS4–04/06/2012

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