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March 26, 2010

Manatee Drug Raid Results In Arrest For Crack Cocaine

While the details are sketchy at the moment, Bradenton.com is reporting that drug charges have been filed against a Manatee County man following a SWAT raid at his duplex. The raid took place early this morning and the arrest was made after discovering crack cocaine in the duplex.

There was an ongoing investigation into drug activity at the duplex. Detectives obtained a search warrant to conduct the raid. The man who was arrested on the drug charges was being booked into Manatee County Jail. His name has not been released yet nor have the specific drug charges. The raid took place at a duplex on 19th Street West and 57th Avenue West.…

March 23, 2010

Buju Banton’s Lawyer Claims Inhumane Treatment As The Reggae Star Awaits His Drug Trial

It has been a few months since any news came out surrounding the federal drug case against Grammy-nominated Reggae star Buju Banton. There is nothing to new report on Banton’s cocaine distribution charges but his lawyer is claiming that Banton is being mistreated in the Pinellas County Jail.

According to the reggae musician’s Florida Criminal Defense Attorney, Banton is being treated inhumanely for nothing more than sharing his food with another prisoner. Pinellas sheriffs deny that assertion saying Banton is in “closed custody” because he violated prison rules and used food as currency. Banton’s defense lawyer is asking a judge to release his client on bail or move his cell to a wing that is not maximum-security.…

March 22, 2010

St Pete Police Arrest Three Brothers And Their Mother During A Drug Raid

St Pete police arrested seven people including four members of one family during a drug raid this weekend. According to TampaBay.com, three Casteel brothers were arrested on charges ranging from possession of crack cocaine, felony possession of marijuana, operating a drug house and being a felon in possession of a gun. The mother of the three Casteel brothers was also arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor charge.

The drug raid and subsequent arrests drew a large crowd in Wildwood Heights, which led to a brawl in the street that resulted in three arrests including Casteel’s mother. Using asearch warrant, detectives found marijuana, cocaine, crack and firearms at 2414 Melrose Ave.…

March 22, 2010

Prescription Drug Fraud And Trafficking Charges Filed in Pinellas Against Twin Brothers

Pinellas County Sheriff’s arrested three people on charges of prescription drug fraud, two of which were twin brothers. TBO.com is reporting that Alberto and Aldo Jogan have been charged with conspiracy to traffic in oxycodone. Aldo Jogan’s girlfriend was also arrested on trafficking charges. Other charges for the brother’s included possession of cocaine, prescription fraud and possession of other controlled substances.

According to the newspaper report, the trio created fake prescription forms, forged signatures and then had others fill the prescriptions for them. Once they had the painkillers in hand, they made arrangements to sell the pills. The three suspects were on the radar of investigators since 2008 but it wasn’t until one of the three was the victim of a recent home invasion at a Treasure Island motel that police were able to locate the group.…

March 18, 2010

No Cocaine And Meth In My House! Pasco Mom Turns In Her Sun For Stashing Drugs In Her Home

A Dade City 25-year-old who stashed large amounts of meth and cocaine in his mother’s house was arrested after she called deputies upon finding the drugs. Pasco County sheriff’s arrested Camron Buck for drug trafficking and marijuana possession after he showed up to the house where the drugs were stashed with two pounds of marijuana.

According to reports cited in a story on TampaBay.com, Buck allegedly told his mom he was going to get killed over her calling the cops during his questioning by sheriff’s deputies. There was reportedly $15,000 worth of methamphetamine and over $4,000 worth of coke in the house.…

March 17, 2010

Suspected Sarasota Crack Dealers Arrested In Drug Sting In Charlotte County

According to police reports and a story form the Sarasota Herald Tribune, two Sarasota men have been arrested for on drug charges for arranging to sell crack to undercover police officers. Police reports indicate that a confidential informant was involved in the sting operation that resulted in the arrest of Edward N. Johnson and Gregory Gillespie for tampering with evidence, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and false imprisonment.

The two men are accused of arranging to sell crack to Charlotte County sheriff’s detectives and then keeping the police’s confidential informant against his will in the back of their Cadillac once the drug deal went bad.…

March 17, 2010

Tampa Man Faces Aggravated Battery And Drug Charges After Ramming A U.S. Marshal’s Car

Tampa police arrested three men last night after one of them rammed his Dodge Charger into a U.S. Marshal’s car. Tyrone Sheffield fled from police on Sligh Avenue running red lights and speeding. He abandoned his car inside which police found marijuana and crack cocaine they say was packaged for sale.

Later that evening Tampa police were investigating a suspicious vehicle on Hillsborough Avenue. At that point they investigated and identified one of the passengers as Sheffield. He was arrested and charged with possession of coke, possession of marijuana, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and drug paraphernalia charges.…

March 17, 2010

Cocaine Trafficking Charges Filed Against St Pete Man On Probation For Federal Drug Conviction

Authorities identified Justin Richardson as a major coke dealer in St Pete and now the 29-year-old is under arrest. According to TBO.com, Richardson, who is on probation for federal drug charges, will be back in federal court to face new cocaine trafficking charges. Richardson is scheduled to be in U.S. District Court in Tampa today for a bail hearing on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.

Richardson is currently on probation from a conviction in Texas for sending five pounds of pot and several kilos of cocaine to St Pete via DHL in 2004. The cocaine ring has connections to Mexico and Sarasota according to police reports and Richardson also reportedly sold a Tampa man upwards of 10 kilos of cocaine over the last several months.…

March 12, 2010

Clearwater Man Busted For Selling Oxycodone To Undercover Cop

A Clearwater man wanted on numerous Florida arrest warrants for home invasion and dealing in stolen property was busted with cocaine while selling oxycodone to an undercover police officer Friday. Charles J. Corno was charged with resisting a law enforcement officer, possession of cocaine andoxycodone and sale of oxycodone. He is being held in Pinellas County Jail.

According to TampaBay.com the drug deal took place just after midnight. Corno sold the pills to an undercover Clearwater police officer. He was about to be arrested but took off. Police caught up with him after a short chase on foot. Corno has pending charges for robbery and aggravated assault in connection with the alleged home invasion.…

March 9, 2010

Sarasota Drug Crime Lawyer Talks About The Legal Process On You Tube

Sarasota criminal defense attorney Darren Finebloom has been practicing law in the Sarasota/Bradenton/Manatee area his entire career. He has been rated a superb lawyer by Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer the independent service Avvo which has rated him a 10 out of 10. He is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who can help you fight your drug charges.

Darren started his career defending the people of Sarasota and Bradenton in the public defender’s office and now he and his partner David Haenel have built a practice that now includes offices in Tampa, Clearwater and Orlando on top of the Sarasota location. Darren recently took the time to create a series of informational videos concerning all areas of drug crimes.…

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