A 47-year-old Florida man was taken into custody during the early morning hours of Sept. 15 after attempting to flee the scene of a routine traffic stop according to a report from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The man has been charged with cocaine possession and resisting arrest. The MCSO alleges that the man discarded several packages of drugs while attempting to elude law enforcement.
A multi-agency task force says that it has shut down a major heroin and fentanyl trafficking operation in Central Florida. A yearlong investigation came to fruition when police conducted several drug raids and took 10 people into custody according to a Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation representative. The arrests were announced during a Sept. 17 press conference. The MBI were assisted in the investigation by agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Volusia Bureau of Investigation.
A man who witnessed a driver operating a truck while impaired was mistakenly taken into custody by Florida authorities. The man was at the intersection of Cortez Road and 14th Street when he saw the truck run a red light. He decided to follow the vehicle until it came to a stop in a Taco Bell parking lot. The driver chose to leave the scene, which prompted the witness to find a police officer.
This week, a couple was arrested after they reconstructed the kitchen window of their mobile home into a "drive-thru" window to sell heroin and other drugs. The drive-thru included an open/closed business sign and directions to guide customers to the window, according to police at the scene.
On Aug. 28, three Florida men were detained after police allegedly found a large stash of drugs in a Davie home. The incident took place on the 13000 block of Southwest Sixth Street.