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Examining the New Rise in Heroin Abuse

Recent changes in the administration, control, and prescribing requirements of opioid pain medications have produced adverse effects for those who become dependent on using pharmaceutical drugs such as Oxycontin, Oxycodone, and Roxicet. Although the FDA warns the public about general safety issues with the entire class of opioid pain medicines, an overlooked area of risk […]

Weed and the City of Tampa

On March 17, 2016 the City Council of Tampa joined the growing state and national trend to decriminalize possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis in limited circumstances. This was done by voting to enact City Code § 14-62, which created a civil penalty for possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis. This […]

White House Commutes Sentences for 11 Florida Drug Cases

This week, President Obama issued sentence commutations to 61 drug offenders all over the country—including 11 in Florida. To many analysts, the move is yet another sign of the shifting national perspective on how our criminal justice system should police and prosecute drug-related crimes. As the Tampa Bay Times reports, the latest commutations mark […]

Dozens Arrested at Sunset Music Festival in Tampa

Tampa Bay maintains many traditions that make the bay a unique and exciting place to live. For a certain demographic, Tampa and surrounding areas of Florida are a holy ground; for those individuals that live the lifestyle of “EDM” or “Electronic Dance Music.” Florida houses major (and other minor) EDM “festivals” or concerts annually and […]

Students Should Be Cautious of Underage Drinking Stings at Tailgate Parties

The college school year has started up again in the fall semester. With the fall comes football, and tailgating. Many college students are underage, but still participate in the tailgating events. Accordingly, police officers (both undercover and in full uniform) are patrolling these events. Some charges that usually arise out of football tailgating are: underage […]

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Tampa, Florida

In Florida, a person can be arrested and charged with the crime of “possession of drug paraphernalia” for a number of reasons. Possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor offense; however it does often carry serious penalties. What is the definition of “possession of drug paraphernalia?” In Florida, possession of drug paraphernalia is defined as […]

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