Three pit bulls and a puppy suspected of being a part of a dog fighting ring have been rescued by Indian River County police. The dogs were found at a home located at 4565 33rd Avenue in Vero Beach, and had injuries consistent with dog fighting, according to officials. When police found the dogs, ... More >>
A Vero Beach man explained to an Indian River County Sheriff's deputy that the pants he was wearing where the cop found crack cocaine and marijuana were not his but were, in fact, stolen pants. "As I began to search his pockets, he stated quickly that the pants he was wearing were not his," an arre ... More >>
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Michael Brewer, now 18, was arrested in West Palm Beach this morning on charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment, according to the Miami Herald. Brewer was set on fire by a group of ot ... More >>
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives think that former Coral Springs firefighter Santiago Gonzalez maybe, possibly, might have been part of the infamous Pain & Gain killings (now a major motion picture starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, based on a New Times stor ... More >>
Authorities seized a boat Thursday morning reportedly stolen from Broward County that apparently had a huge shipment of drugs. A boatload of drugs, if you will (sorry). Law enforcement sources are saying that about 1,000 pounds of drugs were seized.
Seventeen people were arrested in Boynton Beach by Federal agents for suspicion of using stolen prescription pads to get drugs and then sell them. The arrests occurred Thursday afternoon when Drug Enforcement Administration agents swept in and booked several men on state drug charges, according to ... More >>
Alyssa Ainsworth, and her boyfriend, Ronald Stidd, were pulled over by police on West Second Street and Naranja Road in Valusia County on Friday for driving with an expired tag. But upon further inspection, an expired tag was the least Ainsworth had going against her. She was also driving with a s ... More >>
Less than a week before Buju Banton walks into a Tampa courtroom for re-sentencing on a gun charge, the reggae singer's attorney has asked the judge to reconsider the ten year sentence that he's currently serving on two drug charges.It's the latest development in a drawn out and complex legal battle ... More >>
On Friday, we told you about several 15-pound sacks of weed that washed ashore on the beach near Commercial Boulevard. Some "Good Samaritans" saw the marijuana bricks and immediately called 911. But, in what might be the least shocking development in this story, some guy picked up one of the weed p ... More >>
Every now and then, beachgoers run into debris that has washed up on shore: seaweed, jellyfish, seashells, and the occasional plastic CVS bag. And now you can add weed to that list. Early this morning, some people walking on the beach called 911 after they found 15-pound packages of cannabis in La ... More >>
See also "Bahamian Men Sink Boat While Smuggling Six People Into Florida, Including A Drug Dealer"Speeding through a manatee zone is no joke, especially if your boat is stuffed with weed and illegal aliens. At the end of August, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stoppe ... More >>
Islamorada cops arrested 60-year old Steven Andrews for allegedly having copious amounts of weed in the back of his van. But Andrew tried to get out of it by attempting to draw the cop in with some crazy circular logic. That, or he was probably high as balls.Deputy Luis Gomez was at mile marker 78 w ... More >>
Updated at 3:10 p.m.: Judge James Moody has denied the request detailed below. Buju Banton's legal team on Thursday filed a motion requesting that Judge James Moody reconsiders his recent decision to deny the reggae star a new trial on a gun charge. It's the latest development in a complicated& ... More >>
Federal Judge James Moody on Tuesday denied Buju Banton's request for a new trial. In his decision, the judge wrote that there is no need for a new trial in light of an Atlanta appeals court's ruling that there was sufficient evidence to convict the reggae star on a gun charge.Under the new ruling, ... More >>
A panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Thursday shot down Grammy-winning reggae artist Buju Banton's appeal on federal drug charges. The judges also reversed the lower court's decision to throw out a gun charge. Now the same judge who decided there wasn't enough  ... More >>
A federal inmate who has served 11 years on drug charges he says he didn't commit has convinced prosecutors to let him out of prison. Elroy Phillips refused to accept his fate after being sentenced to 30 years on charges of selling drugs to an undercover cop. He conducted records searches, hired a p ... More >>
Police say 27-year-old Stephen Bradley was in a relationship with 35-year-old Melissa Kaehler of Fort Lauderdale. Then they broke up. Then he killed her.The Broward Sheriff's Office just released the names of the people involved after finding their bodies Saturday morning -- police received two call ... More >>
Welcome to the inaugural post of the Broward-Palm Beach edition of Mug-Shot Friday, a long-standing franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mug shots from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, and femmes fatale. Check out Miami New Times' Riptide blog for the Miami-Dade edit ... More >>
kvue.comThis being Florida, drug news seems to make headlines more often than elsewhere. And the trend will likely increase as South Florida will become an even more dominant hub for drug traffic. This week The Washington Post reports that old drug smuggling routes between our state and the Carib ... More >>
Volusia County Sheriff's OfficeJennifer Finch, mug-shot take 50.It took just over ten years, but 33-year-old Jennifer Finch managed to be arrested for the 50th time on Saturday and made her 50th trip to the Volusia County Jail.This time around, Finch was popped by the Daytona Beach Police Departm ... More >>
Miami-Dade CorrectionsLee LewisLee Lewis -- the hearse owner with exotic leather outfits who's accused of bringing traffic to a standstill on the Palmetto Expressway a few weeks ago after allegedly leaving his body-hauler loaded with fake guns and explosives on the side of the road -- has had ano ... More >>
Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police2010's meth salesman cop of the year, David Britto (holding plaque).Last year's Officer of the Year from the Boynton Beach Police Department now faces up to life in prison for meth trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.Officer David ... More >>
A previous Atlantis cruiseIt's been a rough few days for Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. Last weekend, a crew member on the Port Everglades-based megaship was murdered on a beach in Cozumel by a Mexican bartender; now a passenger has been charged with dealing drugs on board.Steven Krumholz, ... More >>
Happy Mug-Shot Monday! Today we're focusing on citizens arrested for marijuana charges. Florida has some of the most stringent marijuana laws so we wanted to see how pot-lovers look in front of the gray wall. Hint: one looks like Jesus.These mugshots are courtesy of both the BSO and PBSO.Name: Grego ... More >>
FlickrMaldonado's Internal Affairs file contains allegations that he had sex with known prostitutes.During his eight years as a Fort Lauderdale cop, Jason Maldonado has had several episodes that could have cost him his career. It now appears Maldonado's luck is running out. A reliable source indi ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficePeriu managed a smile for his most recent mug shot.Manny Periu, the former Broward bondsman known for accidentally chauffeuring a bank robber, is back in jail after being arrested Tuesday night on charges he threatened a witness in a drug-trafficking case.That clash ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
FlickrEric Emmanuel, a 35-year-old man from Pembroke Pines, is being charged in what's said to be the biggest marijuana bust in Pennsylvania history. He and Stanley Baptiste, of Winter Garden, were arrested this weekend on a stretch of freeway east of the state capital, Harrisburg. Police found 6 ... More >>
Drug counselor Richard Entriken swam a little too easily in a sea of sharks.
West Palm's "most notorious": Big fish or a small scapegoat in the war on drugs?
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