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March 17, 2010

Xanax Hidden In A Man’s Fat Rolls Smuggled Into Hernando County Jail

Thomas Althoff was taken to Hernando County Jail on charges of driving with a suspended license. He is now in more trouble. According to TampaBay.com the 33-year-old was caught snorting a Xanax pill he snuck into the jail cell under a fat roll at the bottom of his stomach. He is now facing a charge of possessing contraband in jail for the prescription pill and driving while license suspended.

It is being reported a deputy saw the 33-year-old attempting to snort a crushed pill. Althoff originally said he found the anxiety pill in the cell. He later told officers of how he snuck the drug into jail inside a fat roll.…

March 15, 2010

Manatee Deputies Arrest Man For Robbery That Almost Cost Victim His Ear

Corey Shane Holland was booked into Manatee County jail on charges of robbery and battery on a law enforcement officer. The 21-year-old had his bond set at over one million dollars. Holland is accused of robbing and assaulting a man in a drug deal gone bad. He robbed his would-be pot dealer and almost severed the man’s ear.

The incident took place on Wednesday when Holland was allegedly going to purchase marijuana from the victim. Holland instead attacked the man, stole his wallet and a large amount of weed according to police. He was arrested Thursday after assaulting a police officer and fleeing from the attempted arrest.…

March 12, 2010

Orlando Man Leaves Jail In A Limo Following Serving A Sentence For Possessing Hydrocodone

In the last six years Anthony Lee Sears has been in and out of jail nine times according to the Orlando Sentinel but on Thursday he left the Orange County Jail in a 45-foot Ford Excursion limo. Sears was leaving jail after pleading no contest to charges of drug possession for the pain killer hydrocodone, driving with a suspended license and fleeing from police.

To celebrate his recent release, Sears’ girlfriend arranged for the limo ride with members of Sears’ family waiting inside to surprise him. The 26-year-old had been in jail since November 20. Sears said this is the first time he has been released from jail and found a limo waiting for him.…

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 12, 2010

Florida Doctor Faces Charges Of Murder, Trafficking And Illegal Sales Of Prescription Drugs

A Palm Beach doctor has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder, prescription drug trafficking and illegal sales of anxiety drugs and painkillers. The investigation centered around three patients that died from an overdose. The charges come after eight months of looking into the practice of West Palm Beach doctor Sergio Rodriguez.

According to an AP story, investigators allege that Rodriguez, who prescribed pain killers and anxiety medication to adult patients out of his pediatric clinic in 2008, is responsible for three deaths. The illegal prescription drugs are believed to be what caused the the
deaths. He is currently in a Palm Beach County jail.…

March 12, 2010

Pain Killers Crushed, Hidden Underneath A Stamp And Mailed To Pasco County Inmate

When it comes to creativity it is a shame so many people put their efforts towards breaking the law rather than using the time they spend coming up with these ideas for good. Take the case of 53-year-old Virgina L. Jacobs of New Port Richey. The woman was arrested for introducing contraband into a detention facility and failure to appear on a driving with a suspended license charge after she allegedly crushed up oxycodone and morphine, hid it under postcard stamps and mailed it to her husband in Pasco County jail.

Robert Jacobs is in jail for failing to appear on paraphernalia and drug charges.…

March 12, 2010

Ban The Bong! Tallahassee Lawmakers Go From Bong Tax To Bong Ban Proposal

St. Petersburg democrat Darryl Rouson was pushing for a state tax on bongs, the water pipes used to smoke marijuana and tobacco. The proposal has now become a bill that would partially ban the sale of bongs according to Bay News 9. Rouson proposed the bill in hopes of somehow lessening drug crime by making it harder to buy bongs.

The original proposal was to put a tax on the glass, plastic and wood pipes used for filtering tobacco through water but the new bill would ban any store from selling a bong unless they make 75% of their revenue from tobacco sales.…

March 11, 2010

Pharmacist Robbed Of Pain Killers And Xanax By Ex-Con In Pasco

A Pasco man who has been in prison for drug charges and theft may be on his way back. Ben B. Kaminsky has been charged with grand theft and failure to appear on charges of driving with a suspended license following an incident at Doctor’s Choice Pharmacy.

According to TampaBay.com Kaminsky tried to refill prescriptions for oxycodone, oxycontin and Xanax when the pharmacist realized the prescriptions were not eligible for a refill until next week. At that point the 32-year-old grabbed the pills and ran from the pharmacy. He was arrested at a motel where deputies found him while looking for his roommate who was charged with trafficking in oxycodone.…

March 11, 2010

Search Warrant Reveals Marijuana, Guns And Pills Found In Hernando Home

Hernando County Sheriff’s executed a search warrant in Weeki Wachee Wednesday and found marijuana, weapons, drug paraphernalia and pills. Two men inside the house are now facing drug charges. One of the men found inside the home has also been charged with violation of probation and marijuana possession.

According to a story on TampaBay.com upon executing the search warrant deputies discovered packaged pot, a loaded 45-caliber pistol and SKS rifle, a scale, pills and paraphernalia. Sheriff’s had to bust through a special keypad lock to search the home and seize the weapons and drugs. Both men were taken to Hernado County jail.…

March 11, 2010

Bradenton Drug Deal Goes Bad And Ends In Robbery And Assault

A marijuana deal in Bradenton between 19-year-old Nicholas Smith and 21-year-old Cody Holland ended up with a robbery and assault. Smith was the victim of a robbery as Holland allegedly stole his wallet and marijuana after smashing the 19-year-old in the head and nearly severing his earlobe. Manatee County Sheriff’s say the two men set up the drug deal at Smith’s Bradenton home.

After deputies arrived at Smith’s home he claimed the robbery and drug deal took place outside of the house. He later admitted that the crime took place inside his home allowing police to search the home under search and seizure law.…

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