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No, Really: You Won't Believe This Drug Defendant's Name

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 04.17.2014 | Weird News

After years on a South Florida bond court bench, Judge John "Jay" Hurley thought he had seen it all -- but even his jaw dropped Wednesday when reading...

How A Medical Marijuana Measure Could Boost Florida Democrats

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana a...

Bondi Asks Court To Toss Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 24 (Reuters) - Florida's attorney general told the state's high court on Thursday that suppor...

Newspaper Investigation Forces Cops To Stop Selling Cocaine

Sun Sentinel | Megan O'Matz, Susannah Bryan and John Maines | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

A money-making venture to lure out-of-town drug buyers into Sunrise to purchase cocaine from police has been halted as a result of a South Florida Sun...

How Sunrise Police Make Millions Selling Cocaine

South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Megan O'Matz and John Maines | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

SUNRISE -- Police in this suburban town best known for its sprawling outlet mall have hit upon a surefire way to make millions. They sell cocaine....

WATCH: Mysterious Pot-Filled Boat Washes Ashore

Posted 09.30.2013 | Miami

Another day, another weird drugs discovery in South Florida. Fort Lauderdale police are investigating a seemingly abandoned boat full of marijuana...

Local Cop Busted Selling Pot With Stripper Girlfriend

Sun Sentinel | Ihosvani Rodriguez | Posted 11.30.2013 | Miami

A Sunrise police officer resigned his position after he and his live-in girlfriend were accused of selling marijuana from their home. The officer, Jo...

Mobile Meth Lab Found In Florida Hotel Room

Posted 11.03.2013 | Miami

Things you shouldn't unpack in a hotel room: a mobile meth lab. Police in Fort Lauderdale discovered a man cooking up the drug at the Relax Inn on...

State's Medical Marijuana Effort Could Get Help From Unexpected Group

stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

These Coconuts Weren't What They Looked Like!

Sun Sentinel | Paula Mcmahon | Posted 06.30.2013 | Miami

Customs agents thought something didn't seem right with the coconuts that arrived at Port Everglades. When they looked closer, they found 90 of them w...

Navy Now Using Iraq War Tools In War On Drugs

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 04.29.2013 | Miami

ABOARD THE HIGH SPEED VESSEL SWIFT -- Drug smugglers who race across the Caribbean in speedboats will typically jettison their cargo when spotted by s...

UPDATE: One Suspect In Kendal Shootout Found Dead By Suicide

Posted 02.20.2013 | Miami

Parts of a Kendall neighborhood remain shut down as police search for two suspects still at large after a gunfight and fire at an alleged marijuana gr...

Holy Moly This Cop Was DIRTY

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan | Posted 04.03.2013 | Miami

A former Opa-locka police captain was sentenced in Miami federal court Thursday to more than seven years in prison and four years' probation after ple...

Officer Shot Outside Possible Grow House

NBC6 | Posted 10.01.2012 | Miami

One officer from the Miami-Dade Narcotics Unit was shot in southwest Miami-Dade and police returned fire and killed the shooter Tuesday, police said. ...

$300,000 In Pot Confiscated At Grow House

Posted 03.07.2012 | Miami

Miami-Dade Police officers confiscated about $300,000 in marijuana at a grow house in The Falls on Tuesday, arresting one suspect while a second man e...

Cake Mix Waster Sentenced For Smuggling 30 Pounds Of Cocaine At MIA

Posted 05.06.2012 | Miami

A British teen arrested at Miami International Airport with 30 pounds of cocaine hidden in 24 boxes of cake mix pled guilty to cocaine trafficking and...

Haitian Drug Lord's Sentence May Be Slashed By Miami Court

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 04.22.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — A once-powerful Haitian drug lord imprisoned in the U.S. deserves half off his 27-year sentence because he provided key assistance in th...

PHOTOS: Coast Guard Nabs 2 Tons Of Cocaine, 2,040 Pounds Of Pot

Posted 02.18.2012 | Miami

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has been kicking ass and taking drugs (so to speak) in the Caribbean sea this winter: crew members seized 4,000 pounds of...