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Florida man pleads no contest on drug charges

A Florida man has been sentenced to 25 years in a state prison for possessing a controlled substance, trafficking heroin and resisting arrest. The sentence was handed down during a Dec. 18 hearing in Escambia County. A spokesperson from the Office of the State...

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Sheriff’s office announces record heroin seizure

Police in Florida have reported that a multi-state narcotics investigation has resulted in the apprehension of seven suspects on drug possession and drug trafficking charges and the seizure of illegal drugs worth more than $9 million. Three of the individuals taken...

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Florida deputies raid alleged “crack haven”

Sheriff's deputies in Florida gave the occupants of what has been described as a 'crack haven" an ultimatum on Nov. 8. Deputies from the Bradford County Sheriff's Office were assisted by deputies from the Clay County Sheriff's Office when they visited a Keystone...

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Florida authorities bust major heroin ring

On Oct. 9, Florida authorities announced that they took down a major drug ring that had been operating in the counties of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton. The bust led to the arrests of four people. According to a report, law enforcement officers from multiple...

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Almost 300 people arrested in Florida opioid sweep

In late August, Drug Enforcement Administration agents conducted a series of drug raids across Florida, resulting in the arrests of almost 300 people. The raids, which were dubbed "Operation Cazador," targeted doctors and pharmacies that allegedly played a role in...

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