Marketers want people in Florida who visit Las Vegas to think that what happens there stays there. This was not the case for a retired technology business billionaire who now faces charges of drug trafficking alongside his girlfriend after a stay at the Wynn Encore Casino Hotel on the Strip. His lawyer, who has defended other celebrities facing drug charges, said he will file a motion to dismiss drug trafficking charges because of insufficient evidence.
On Feb. 4, 14 Florida residents pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine in Central Florida. The pleas were announced in a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Orlando.
A Florida sheriff has released 11 people from jail after a deputy was fired for allegedly falsifying drug tests in order to make arrests. The deputy was let go on Jan. 14.
According to law enforcement authorities with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, a 49-year-old man was taken into custody after more than $1 million worth of marijuana was found inside his home. The raid and subsequent arrest occurred on Jan. 16.
The U.S. sees lots of drug arrests. According to FBI data, last year, over 1,632,921 arrests were made in relation to alleged drug crimes in the nation. And the data suggests that marijuana arrests continue to make up a large portion of U.S. drug arrests.
Prison time can have lasting ramifications for a person. Also, it takes a lot of tax dollars to properly fund the prison system. So, how big the prison population is in the state is a very impactful thing. Last year, Florida had a prison population of over 96,000.
Being accused of pot offenses here in Florida remains something that can open the door to severe consequences. This is especially the case when the accusations lead to a person being charged with drug trafficking.