Florida Institutes Mandatory Minimums for Fentanyl Possession


Establishes mandatory minimum sentences for possession of certain amounts of fentanyl June 19, 2017 Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Wednesday a bill pushed by two Southwest Florida lawmakers that cracks down on fentanyl abuse. The legislation, HB 477, sponsored by Rep. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, and Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, establishes mandatory m...
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St. Lucie County Clerk of Court digs out some of the oldest, most chilling pieces of evidence


Evidence from nearly 4,000 cases sits inside two evidence vaults in the St. Lucie County Courthouse. Some have been stored there for decades. Enter Article DATE HERE Cute and ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. -- They're the items behind some of the most haunting, shocking and tragic crimes in our community. Evidence from nearly 4,000 cases sits inside tw...
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Hollywood police work to correct mismanaging of Property and Evidence Unit


More than $130,000 in cash, 1,000 pills stolen from evidence room Enter Article DATE HERE HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - The Hollywood Police Department is continuing to work on correcting its mismanagement of its Property and Evidence Unit, the Broward Office of the Inspector General reported Thursday in a news release. The OIG reported in February that H...
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Better technology comes through for Farah family in 1974 Jacksonville cold case


Fingerprints found on a box of cake mix and a can of frosting prompted police to arrest the well-known French Quarter "human statue. May 24, 2017 Bobby Farah was a child when his father was shot and killed on May 22, 1974, in an attempted armed robbery at his Jacksonville grocery store. As the decades rolled by, the son, three sisters and Freddie F...
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Accused Shooter Allegedly Poops On His Arrest Warrant


Being accused of a crime is pretty crappy, but that's no reason to poop on a search warrant. May 18, 2017 He's accused of attempted murder, but it's what allegedly did afterwards that's raising a stink. Being accused of a crime is pretty crappy, but that's no reason to poop on a search warrant. That's what a Florida man accused of shooting at a Dee...
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Couple stole cash from Bradenton police. She got probation, he’s going to jail


The Zaagmans paid $24,800 in restitution prior to Monday's hearing, though they were initially suspected of stealing nearly $30,000 from the police department from 2011 until 2015. May 8, 2017 The husband-and-wife duo who bilked the Bradenton Police Department out of tens of thousands of dollars pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony scheming to ...
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Retired Tampa police officer pleads guilty to theft of treasury check


​Hevel pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a single charge of theft of government property related to the disappearance of the $4,055 check. Enter Article DATE HERE TAMPA — A retired lawman and husband of a disgraced Tampa police detective admitted Thursday that he cashed a U.S. Treasury check his wife had stolen from an evidence room....
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Unsolved: DNA may finally solve girl's 1993 murder


Jennifer Odom was 12 years old when she was abducted and killed in Hernando County. For more than 20 years, there has been no solid leads, no persons of interest in the case. April 27, 2017 Detectives believe a 17-year-old victim got off the school bus at U.S. 41 and Twin Oaks Drive and made her way along a dirt road when sje was grabbed by a suspe...
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