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Challenging the Two Main Components of a Drug Possession Case

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Simple possession cases have long been a staple in the seemingly endless War on Drugs. In fact, these prosecutions account for over 80 percent of all drug cases in St. Lucie County. Except in marijuana cases, drug possession is typically a felony. The exact severity of the offense usually depends on the type and… Read More »

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Five Search Warrant Exceptions in Florida Drug Crimes

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Privacy rights are deeply embedded in the Constitution. For example, the Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Before they can enter private property, such as a dwelling or vehicle, officers must generally have search warrants based on probable cause. Over the years, the Supreme Court has carved out some search warrant exceptions in… Read More »

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Georgia Southern QB Exonerated in Drug Possession Case

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Redshirt junior Shai Werts may be in the Eagles backfield this season after all, since the “cocaine” officers claimed he had on his car was bird poop. In July 2019, peace officers pulled Werts over for speeding. As they approached the car, they saw white, powdery residue on the car’s hood. Despite his repeated… Read More »

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Sorting Out Florida’s Confusing Marijuana Laws

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Florida’s middle-of-the-road stance regarding marijuana legalization is already somewhat bewildering, and an ongoing court fight has increased that confusion. Earlier this year, a Tallahassee judge threw out the state’s medical marijuana law. The judge claimed that the Legislature had failed to implement a 2016 amendment which significantly broadened the law. It looked like this… Read More »

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DMT Appears On Port St. Lucie Streets

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A new substance — dimethyltryptamine — is making the rounds in the shadowy world of drug trafficking. Its appearance raises two interesting questions which are common in many drug cases. DMT, which has been used for centuries in religious ceremonies, is basically a mild form of LSD. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, “The… Read More »

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Major Drug Arrest In Port St. Lucie

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In a complex case that involves several legal issues, police arrested two men on drug-related criminal charges. After a lengthy investigation, officers executed a search warrant on a Southwest Starflower Avenue residence. Authorities entered one bedroom and seized two handguns, two rifles, ammunition, marijuana, crack cocaine, and a substantial amount of cash. In another… Read More »

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St. Lucie Sheriff’s Deputies Bust Marijuana Distribution Ring

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Three people are in custody after deputies served a drug search warrant on a Northwest Belwood Circle residence. In the house, investigators seized roughly 316 grams of marijuana, which is enough to make about 1,200 joints. At the time, the marijuana was in clear plastic baggies. Deputies also seized pipes which contained trace amounts… Read More »

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Guilty Plea In Martin County Heroin Case

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A 60-year-old tire shop owner pleaded no contest to multiple drug charges and is now awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors allege that the man used his East Stuart shop to distribute heroin. To avoid trial, the state’s lawyers agreed to reduce the most serious charge from trafficking in heroin over 28 grams, which carries a mandatory… Read More »

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Major Palm Beach County Drug Bust

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Port St. Lucie Police officers seized almost $250,000 in cash, along with several items allegedly used in a drug trafficking operation out of a Southwest Hawthorne Circle home. Acting on information received from the narcotics unit of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, police searched the home and found large quantities of marijuana and… Read More »

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Florida Lawmakers Seek Tougher Drug Crimes Sentences

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After it passed unanimously in the House, the Senate is considering a measure that would increase the penalties for some opioid and synthetic marijuana possession and trafficking offenses. Additionally, if HB 477 becomes law, some fentanyl dealers could be charged with murder. Rep. Jim Boyd (R-Bradenton) said that he spent months crafting the bill,… Read More »

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