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    Two juveniles who say they were on their way to Miami to buy marijuana were arrested Friday following a brief pursuit. As they were booked into the Department of Juvenile Justice, they were reportedly laughing about other police chases they...
    On April 28-29, 2020, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) participated in a two-day North Florida High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) Operation. Over the course of the two-day operation, UDEST was assisted by members...
    A 31-year-old man was charged with Driving While License Suspended-Habitual, Possession of Marijuana, and Resisting Arrest after he fled from police during a traffic stop. Police said they initiated a traffic stop on a green Mercury after a license plate...
    By Tim Altman   You are a medical marijuana patient and you find yourself arrested for a crime; after you have bonded out of jail using a bail bondsman, such as Altman Bail Bonds, you have some decisions to make. Can...
    On Monday, Lake Weir High School resource officer, Deputy Craig, received information that a student on campus had marijuana in his backpack. The dean then conducted an administrative search of the juveniles backpack and discovered a stolen Smith & Wesson...
    On January 28, Marion County School Board members held a meeting in regards to Mike Hickman, the Belleview High School dean and Marine veteran who was suspended without pay for using prescribed marijuana. Board members said that they made a...
    Authorities have arrested 19-year-old Dandre M. Fields, in the 2200 block of Northeast 78th Street. Fields is accused of shooting a 17-year-old boy in the face in Silver Springs Shores last week. He has been charged with Attempted First-degree Felony Murder...
    Original story Belleview High School’s student services manager, Mike Hickman, 50, fired for using medical marijuana in the privacy of his home. The issue came about when Hickman was injured at the school when breaking up a fight between students. Hickman, who...
    Last week, Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith, co-sponsored legislation (HB1117) in the Florida House to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.  Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach joined in on the bill. If the bill passes, the state would also tax marijuana. According to the language in...
    An Inverness man who was stealing utilities was also operating a marijuana grow house. On Monday, detectives with...READ MORE
      Cannabis has been widely used as a medicinal agent in medicine with the earliest evidence in ancient Chinese practice dating back to 2700 BC. Over time, the use of medical cannabis has been increasingly adopted by Western medicine and...
    Ocala, Florida -- Three men were arrested at Ocala Place Apartments after a caller reported seeing the men walking to a grey pickup truck while carrying multiple firearms. When police arrived, they saw Vincent Williams Jr., 28, Larry Williams, 25, and...
    A 23-year-old woman remained behind bars Thursday on a $30,000 bond after she was arrested earlier this month and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Battery. The incident occurred in the 2000 block of Southwest 153rd Loop in Marion...
    Ocala, Florida -- A teen who was pulled over Monday for a minor offense ended up with two felony charges. According to Ocala police, they stopped Christian Patrick Parker, 18, in the 3100 block of Southwest College Road for an expired temporary...
    Florida -- Under the new bills, marijuana could soon be decriminalized in Florida. Two Florida lawmakers said they want a total overhaul of Florida's marijuana laws. Congressman Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando) and Senator Jeff Clements (D-Lake Worth) filed two bills -- HB 1403 and...
    After many, many residents expressed their concerns to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners about the moratorium on medical marijuana, commissioners reached out to try and clarify their actions. Marion County commissioners say they do not want the public...
    Marion County -- On November 8, 2016, millions of Floridians exercised their right to vote to ensure that the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Amendment 2, passed. Amendment 2 ballot summary "Allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating...
    Ocala, Florida -- Ocala police responded to a domestic disturbance that led to felony drug charges. Timeline of events On October 15, police responded to a call in reference to an altercation between a husband and wife. The wife told police that her husband,...
    Ocala, Florida -- A small child was roaming the Day's Inn, located at 3811 Northwest Blitchton Road, while the father was passed out on the playground. At approximately 8:45 p.m., Tuesday, a Good Samaritan called Ocala police and stated that...