Only In Florida: 'Bag Full Of Drugs' Actually Contained Illegal Drugs, Say TroopersTwo drug traffickers were busted in the Florida Panhandle after a traffic stop led a drug seizure and the illicit cargo was not so well hidden in bags that said “Bag Full of Drugs.”
Florida Bill Would Take New Look At Drug Crime SentencingA Florida bill could ease penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs and eliminate some mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers under a strict set of circumstances under a bill unanimously approved by a Senate committee Thursday.
Get Paid To Stay Off Opioids With New AppOpioid overdoses kill more than 130 people every day in the US. And as healthcare providers and scientists search for solutions to save lives - a Boston *tech* company is being recognized for a new app that provides financial incentives to users who stay off drugs.
Florida Schools Could Get Antidote To OverdosesMedicine cabinets at Florida schools could get a new addition: an antidote for people who overdose on opioids such as heroin.
Miami-Dade Police Stations Will Be Collecting Your Unused Prescription Drugs This SaturdayIs your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs you no longer use? All Miami-Dade police stations will be taking your unused prescription pills and patches this Saturday for free, with no questions asked.
Pharmaceutical Companies Accused In Opioid Epidemic Reach $235 Million SettlementFour defendants accused in thousands of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic reached a settlement Monday, averting a high-profile trial that was just hours away from starting.
$350M Worth Of Cocaine, Marijuana Offloaded By Coast Guard At Port EvergladesThe U.S. Coast Guard completed a massive offload of drugs Thursday which were seized at sea during a three-month-long operation.
Drug Imports Could Extend To State EmployeesState employees have been thrown into the drug importation mix.
OxyContin Maker To Pay Over $200 Million To Settle Opioid LawsuitPurdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to pay over $200 million to settle a historic lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma attorney general.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Looks To Canada To Lower Drug CostsPointing to the high costs of health care, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced plans to create a program that would allow Floridians to have access to FDA-approved drugs from Canada.
Five-Month-Long Investigation Yields 18 Narcotics Arrests In HollywoodOn Thursday, Hollywood police announced the arrest of 18 people, following a five-month-long narcotics investigation.
16 Drug Arrests Linked To Same Miami Shores MotelThe Miami Shores Police Chief and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms announced Monday that 16 people have been arrested after being allegedly tied to drug trafficking at a Miami Shores Motel.
Authorities: Florida Police Officer Sold Drugs Out Of Squad CarAuthorities say a police officer from a small town in the Panhandle sold opioids out of his squad car while in uniform.
Florida Gets Almost $62M For Opioid FightFlorida has been awarded $61.7 million to help fight opioid addiction, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
'Who Steals A Cheese Grater?': Meth Use Blamed For Strange Crime Spree“Who steals a cheese grader?” burglary victim Mason Tackett asked. “He’s got the works…Lysol… he stole an empty bottle of spray,” he continued.