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Florida trio face conspiracy charges for Spice

In August 2015, three individuals from the Tampa region pleaded guilty to conspiracy following accusations related to the synthetic recreational drug known as Spice. Two of the trio, a 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old man, admitted to dual federal allegations. These men may spend as long as two decades serving prison time as a result of their conspiracy drug charges.

Florida gang members face multiple criminal charges

Federal and Florida state authorities say that 29 people were charged and indicted for a variety of crimes including racketeering, drug trafficking and firearms violations by convicted felons. If convicted, they could face many years in prison. Of those who were indicted, 23 of them reportedly belonged to a gang called the Latin Kings.

Traffic stop leads to felony drug charges for Florida woman

News sources in Florida report that a woman was charged with felony possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop on March 16. According to sources, the woman was riding in the passenger seat of a car that a local law enforcement official pulled over in Fort Walton Beach after it almost caused a collision with another vehicle. When the officer approached the car, he detected what he described as a "strong odor" of marijuana emanating from its interior.

Police arrest 20 on 47 felony charges

Police in Florida arrested several people on drug charges as a result of an investigation that has been ongoing for several months. Law enforcement officials say the investigation will continue, and they expect more arrests to be made in the near future. The 20 convicted felons arrested as a result of "Operation No Trap Zone" now face 47 felony charges as of March 3. The investigation and arrests were carried out by the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.

Could you start seeing marijuana breath tests at traffic stops?

Even though you may not be able to cite the specific state law, most people know that it is illegal here in Florida to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  This form of impaired driving is considered reckless in the eyes of the law, which not only increases your risk of getting into an accident for which you may face civil litigation, but it increases your chances of a traffic stop that could lead to serious criminal charges and even more litigation.

Woman sues DEA, accuses agency of misrepresenting her on Facebook

There is no question that our society, as it becomes more global, will find new ways of staying in touch with the people we love. Social networking websites like Facebook have made this quite easy, allowing us to not only stay in touch but find people we'd like to talk to as well.

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