A routine traffic stop in Florida led to the discovery of illegal drugs worth more than a million dollars according to a representative from the Gulf County Sheriff's Office. GCSO deputies allegedly discovered the drug haul after pulling over a Kia van on Florida State Road 71 for speeding on Dec. 12. A 29-year-old Callaway man was taken into custody at the scene and faces charges of cocaine possession with the intent to sell, oxycodone trafficking, heroin possession, possessing a firearm while a convicted felon and fleeing and eluding.
As anyone who has had their wisdom teeth pulled knows, it can be an excruciating procedure, leaving you in pain long after the dentist finishes. But, a new study suggests that prescription opioids following this procedure may lead to addiction in young patients.
During the final weeks of 2018, Florida authorities will be taking part in a national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. In addition to officers on the road, helicopters will be used in an effort to detect signs of impaired driving. The goal is to make motorists think twice about getting behind the wheel if they are not safe to drive. Furthermore, the increased police presence aims to help those on the road who need assistance for any reason.
On Dec. 6, Florida authorities arrested 21 people for allegedly participating in a drug trafficking ring that distributed prescription painkillers over a large swathe of the state. The investigation into the ring was dubbed "Operation Crazy 8."
Drunk driving cases involving U.S. military veterans in Florida and across the U.S. have risen since 2014 according to a new study by the American Addiction Centers. In fact, they've spiked a shocking 60 percent.
A recent increase in wrong-way auto accidents that involve drunk drivers in Florida has led reporters to the discovery of several loopholes in Florida law. One of these loopholes allows drivers who have been detained for driving under the influence to continue driving. Florida citizens are upset about the loophole, which they believe puts citizens at risk of being involved in an accident with a drunk driver.