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Operation Pain Management Does a Sweep

On July 11, 2012, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement alleged prescription drug abuse and trafficking charges against 103 suspects in a sweep of arrests that spread across three counties. The eighth-month investigation culminated in arrests in Flagler, Putnam and St. John's counties. Operation Pain Management, a strategic task force created for the problem of prescription drug abuse, focused on this specific group of people. According to statistics provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about seven million individuals abused prescription drugs in 2010.

Hand Sanitizer Becoming Teenage Party Drink of Choice

Six teens have recently appeared in two different Los Angeles emergency roomsbottle of hand sanitizer for drinking in the past few months after they got alcohol poisoning from drinking distilled hand sanitizer. Public health officers are worried about the cases and fear a growing trend in the use of hand sanitizer to get drunk. The teens are using innovative methods to distill the hand sanitizer. Adding salt will separate the alcohol and create a drink that is over 100 proof. So far there have only been a few isolated occurrences of teens arriving in the emergency room after drinking hand sanitizer, but officials are worried that it could become part of a larger problem. Hand sanitizers are cheap and relatively easy for teens to access. The Internet has plenty of distillation instructions that be used to create a toxic brew. 

Pros and Cons of a DUI Checkpoint

Individuals that are facing criminal charges that are the result of a sobriety checkpoint should understand that you may still have a case. Not all law enforcement administered checkpoints are set up in a manner that is in keeping with your constitutional rights.  What are the Pros of a Sobriety Checkpoint?
In an effort of fairness, sobriety checkpoints do serve a purpose. Many Americans have sustained major injuries or, worse yet, death resulting from DUI related motor vehicle accidents. Many people will argue that the arrests that result from checkpoints serve as a deterrent to drunk drivers and justify the intrusiveness of the stops. In addition, the money that is used for sobriety checkpoints often comes from grants, instead of tax dollars.

Former Lightweight Boxing Champion Charged with Child Abuse

Hector "Macho" Camacho, 49, a former lightweight boxing champion from the 1980s, camacho poses outsideturned himself into the police on Monday, April 2, 2012. He was charged with child abuse by the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office out of Orlando, Florida. 

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