Fake pot is becoming a major drug enforcement problem considering the fact it is legal and sold in gas stations. The synthetic marijuana is popular with teens, the military and people on probation.
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October 11, 2010
Florida Marijuana News – Proliferation Of “Fake Weed” Allowing Users To Get High And Pass Drug Tests
August 20, 2010
St Pete Drug Bust – Phillies Prospect Busted In Clearwater For Felony Cocaine Possession Charges
A top prospect for the Philadelphia Phillies is under arrest in Clearwater. He was arrested on felony cocaine possession charges.
June 29, 2010
Florida Marijuana Laws – Florida Head Shop Owners File Lawsuit In Hillsborough To Ban The “Bong Bill”
Starting Thursday many Florida businesses will be banned from selling a bong. The new law is being challenged in a Hillsborough County court by small business owners.
May 5, 2010
St. Petersburg Drug Crimes – St Petersburg Police Crack Down On Drug Crimes In Local Park
A major drug sweep of Williams Park in St. Petersburg led to numerous arrests. Charges ranged from possession and distribution of crack, marijuana, cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and ecstasy.
April 26, 2010
Marijuana Possession News – Pasco Man Tries To Eat His Pot To Avoid A Marijuana Possession Charge
This Tampa Bay man was trying to avoid a marijuana possession arrest by eating his pot and chasing it with a double cheeseburger. He didn’t even bother to take the pot out of the baggie before attempting to eat it.
March 22, 2010
St Pete Police Arrest Three Brothers And Their Mother During A Drug Raid
St Pete police arrested seven people including four members of one family during a drug raid this weekend. According to TampaBay.com, three Casteel brothers were arrested on charges ranging from possession of crack cocaine, felony possession of marijuana, operating a drug house and being a felon in possession of a gun. The mother of the three Casteel brothers was also arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor charge.
The drug raid and subsequent arrests drew a large crowd in Wildwood Heights, which led to a brawl in the street that resulted in three arrests including Casteel’s mother. Using asearch warrant, detectives found marijuana, cocaine, crack and firearms at 2414 Melrose Ave.…
March 17, 2010
Mother High On Illegal Painkillers Allegedly Leaves Her Baby On The Side Of A Busy Road
Clearwater police are claiming that a woman on probation for credit card fraud and failure to appear in court was so high on illegal painkillers that she left her two-year-old on the side of a busy road on a night when temperatures outside were as low as 54 degrees. Jamie Michelle Campbell has been charged with child neglect, possession of a controlled substance, violation of probation and tampering with evidence. She was booked into Pinellas County Jail.
According to TampaBay.com after Campbell was taken to her probation officer for the child neglect charges she tried to dispose of illegal painkillers in the back of the police cruiser and also in her probation officer’s toilet while being tested for drugs use.…
March 17, 2010
Cocaine Trafficking Charges Filed Against St Pete Man On Probation For Federal Drug Conviction
Authorities identified Justin Richardson as a major coke dealer in St Pete and now the 29-year-old is under arrest. According to TBO.com, Richardson, who is on probation for federal drug charges, will be back in federal court to face new cocaine trafficking charges. Richardson is scheduled to be in U.S. District Court in Tampa today for a bail hearing on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.
Richardson is currently on probation from a conviction in Texas for sending five pounds of pot and several kilos of cocaine to St Pete via DHL in 2004. The cocaine ring has connections to Mexico and Sarasota according to police reports and Richardson also reportedly sold a Tampa man upwards of 10 kilos of cocaine over the last several months.…
March 12, 2010
Clearwater Man Busted For Selling Oxycodone To Undercover Cop
A Clearwater man wanted on numerous Florida arrest warrants for home invasion and dealing in stolen property was busted with cocaine while selling oxycodone to an undercover police officer Friday. Charles J. Corno was charged with resisting a law enforcement officer, possession of cocaine andoxycodone and sale of oxycodone. He is being held in Pinellas County Jail.
According to TampaBay.com the drug deal took place just after midnight. Corno sold the pills to an undercover Clearwater police officer. He was about to be arrested but took off. Police caught up with him after a short chase on foot. Corno has pending charges for robbery and aggravated assault in connection with the alleged home invasion.…
March 12, 2010
Ban The Bong! Tallahassee Lawmakers Go From Bong Tax To Bong Ban Proposal
St. Petersburg democrat Darryl Rouson was pushing for a state tax on bongs, the water pipes used to smoke marijuana and tobacco. The proposal has now become a bill that would partially ban the sale of bongs according to Bay News 9. Rouson proposed the bill in hopes of somehow lessening drug crime by making it harder to buy bongs.
The original proposal was to put a tax on the glass, plastic and wood pipes used for filtering tobacco through water but the new bill would ban any store from selling a bong unless they make 75% of their revenue from tobacco sales.…