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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

Criminal

Venice Couple Arrested After Toddler Suffers Drug Overdose At Their Home

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Young children like to put non-edible things in their mouths, and this is a constant source of worry for parents, at least until they find out that the child did not actually swallow the item or that it is not harmful.  Look at the Google search history of people who are new to parenthood,… Read More »

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Pinellas County Woman Arrested After Police Find Drugs On Nightstand

By FL Drug Defense Group |

The drug education classes were certainly misguided, but generations of Floridians can confidently say that school gave them a love for reading.  The catchy rhymes and zany illustrations in the books our teachers read to us created lasting memories, and, for those of us who grew up in the 80s, that week in the… Read More »

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DrugCrime

Orlando Man Pleads Guilty To Participating In Drug-Trafficking Operation

By FL Drug Defense Group |

When schools and most businesses closed in the spring of 2020 in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the incidences of some types of crime decreased.  No one got arrested for assault after a bar fight, because there were no bars open where people could come to blows.  Likewise, there were fewer home… Read More »

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Former Emergency Room Physician Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Selling Methamphetamine

By FL Drug Defense Group |

A traumatic injury can turn your life upside down in an instant.  Even after the doctors tell you that you are healed, you might live with unbearable pain for years.  What happens if your doctors then take away the prescription medication that has made the pain bearable?  This scenario is common enough that you… Read More »

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Famous Florida Cases Involving Nitrous Oxide

By FL Drug Defense Group |

One of the products that has enjoyed a surge in popularity during the pandemic is canisters of whipped cream, and not just because so many people have been cultivating their baking skills all year and now plan to show off their dessert masterpieces at outdoor social gatherings and top said masterpieces with whipped cream. … Read More »

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Police K9s Find Drugs Where Police Want Them To Find Them

By FL Drug Defense Group |

There is a reason that dogs are called man’s best friend.  For every cat person who cherishes that cat that merely tolerates them, there are at least two dog people who appreciate the unconditional loyalty that only dogs can give.  One of the reasons that domestic dogs have been successfully trained to assist humans… Read More »

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Making Up Implausible Excuses During A Drug Bust Will Always Backfire

By FL Drug Defense Group |

When you get arrested on suspicion of drug possession or drug trafficking, you have the right to remain silent.  You are not obligated to respond to officers’ questions about the substances they found in your clothing pockets or in your car.  This means that, before you tell the police anything, or before you enter… Read More »

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Two Men Arrested for Drug Trafficking After Police Find Instant Noodle Cup Full of Drugs in Their Car

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Those awful drug education classes that millennials had to sit through in elementary school made it sound like illegal drugs are only appealing to teenagers and people in their 20s, which, like so many other aspects of those misguided “just say no” classes, only made drugs seem more appealing to the preteen audience of… Read More »

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What Would It Take to Make All Drugs Legal?

By FL Drug Defense Group |

The narrative on drug use is changing, but it isn’t changing fast enough.  Today’s teenagers have not grown up with school assemblies where teachers and students chanted “just say no” in unison or those “your brain on drugs” TV commercials with the fried egg, but they still live in a world where the criminal… Read More »

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Broward Restaurant Owner Faces Drug Trafficking Charges After Police Find Duffel Bag Full of Drugs

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Buying lunch from a hot dog stand is truly one of life’s simple pleasures, and one that people are truly missing during the pandemic.  If you are a lifelong Floridian, your experience with this is probably limited to the Costco food court or a pseudo-street food experience at a Disney theme park.  If you… Read More »

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