drug trafficking

Minor traffic stop leads to drug bust

Minor traffic stop leads to drug bust

A minor traffic stop for a broken brake light in Milton led to the arrest of a Pensacola man on felony drug trafficking charges. According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office reports, a deputy pulled over a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Tuesday at around 11 p.m. after observing that the vehicle’s brake light was not working. […]

Additional drug-enforcement funding for county

Additional drug-enforcement funding for county

The I-10 corridor flows through Santa Rosa County, and unfortunately, that means illegal drugs may as well. The proximity of the corridor and other criteria led to Santa Rosa County being added to the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program. There are 32 such programs across the United States, including Hawaii, and in […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for March 24

5 Things to Know in Florida for March 24

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. 3 die in helicopter crash near downtown Orlando Three people who died when a helicopter crashed into an unoccupied guest home near downtown Orlando have been identified as a central Florida businessman, his wife and their friend. Orlando police […]

Mandatory minimum sentencing forces judges into decisions

Mandatory minimum sentencing forces judges into decisions

ABC News Feb. 18 highlighted the regret expressed by Paul Cassell, a retired federal judge who was forced to impose a 55-year prison sentence on a 24-year-old male for nonviolent drug bust after prosecutors filed certain charges against him. During the broadcast Cassell said “That wasn’t the right thing to do. The system forced me […]