Mussika's missing medical marijuana.Elvy Mussika is a former South Florida resident who uses medical marijuana -- grown and supplied directly by the federal government. As detailed in our October "Legalize It" issue, the government started a program in 1982 that supplied pre-rolled joints to pati ... More >>
Cocaine costs more at the Galleria!The "war on drugs" is ludicrous, and everyone knows it. Seldom, however, do we have as clear evidence of its ludicrosity as that which appeared today in the Sun Sentinel. According to a story by Sofia Santana, an "international druck trafficker" named Rinat Agae ... More >>
Agents raid a Fort Lauderdale pain clinic today near Broward General Medical Center. Inside see a picture of the line of customers at the clinic shot prior to the raid (photos by Cal Deal) The son of Broward County Medical Examiner Joshua Perper was arrested this mornin ... More >>
FlickrUnless you see this badge, you're not dealing with the real DEA.There may be no honor among thieves, but still it's shocking to hear that scammers would target a 55-year-old woman who's already cursed with cancer.According to a release by the Boynton Beach Police Department, the woman recei ... More >>
PeriuA short time ago, Manny Periu was one of Broward County's brashest bail bondsmen, as you can see in this Juice post from August 13. But documents in the felony case against Periu allege that he brokered $3,000 in cocaine deals with undercover federal agents.And now an ex-boss is telling the ... More >>
At least three dogs were involved in the Febonio murder saga. "You can't make this shit up," Palm Beach County Sheriff's Detective Sean Oliver must have muttered to himself at least once during the course of his two-year investigation into the murder of Stephen Febonio.Discovery documents made a ... More >>
Was Febonio's frozen body moved in and out of a Parkland grow house while DEA agents watched?When the DEA raided a Parkland grow house at 7773 NW 124th Terrace on September 12, 2007 -- was Stephen Febonio's body crammed into a freezer in that very garage? Or had the freezer been moved out just da ... More >>
Miami New TimesA South Florida grow house bust.Lately, we've been looking at the case of Stephen Febonio: The man's body was recovered buried in a freezer at an abandoned Delray Beach marijuana grow house last March. Febonio was owed about $10,000 for some drywall he'd installed at another grow h ... More >>
Photo: Courtesy Boynton Beach PoliceThe scene Friday night at PlatinumAfter DEA and a Boynton Beach Police SWAT team stormed into the Plantinum Showgirls nightclub on Friday night, it was a good bet that that was going to be the sexiest news story of the weekend. But with the FBI now hanging out ... More >>
Let's scan the headlines for this Thursday morning:If you challenged Miramar resident Joe Otano to name one exceptional quality of living next door to Ellie Boudreau, here's what he'd say: "What really makes it stand out is the throwing of feces over into my property -- human feces." [WPLG] ... More >>
I wonder if Big Brother winner and Delray Beach resident Adam Jasinski was dipping into his stash of pills prior to the interview above, 'cause he sure does look slightly skeeted to me. Oh, and Mr. Jasinski, you really aren't "smarter than you look" -- hence the $1 million in drug charges you now fa ... More >>
Hopeton Joseph Reid, of West Palm Beach, was one of 16 men arrested in Texas last week in connection with what authorities are calling a "major drug ring" that allegedly moved tons of marijuana from Mexico across the U.S. A grand jury in Houston indicted all 16 individuals on ... More >>
StanfordThomas Cash, who lives in Fort Lauderdale but who for years has been the chairman of Kroll, Inc., the risk consulting firm in Miami, resigned from that position last week amid allegations that he helped mislead investors who sustained losses in the alleged Ponzi scheme for which Allen Sta ... More >>
Flickr user: laNDN Like any place else, Broward County has its share of conventional junkies, but our real addiction, it seems, is to the profits of the pain pill industry. If you have trouble wrangling a prescription in your home county or home state, Broward's the place to go.The first article in ... More >>
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His wife didn't.
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