Substance abuse awareness groups wary of generic narcotics
Though Florida’s amping up its efforts to shut down pill mills prescription drug abuse may become more of problem starting next year. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with the Director of non-profit organization Narconon, Mary Reester, about the potential problems that could come when patent protection on Oxycontin expires next year.
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Levy County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who shot five dogs in the head. Investigators also determined the man held a woman hostage.
Nine car thefts targeting 2003 to 2010 Ford F-250s and F-350s have occurred in the last month. The investigation is ongoing but police have been able to recover some of the vehicles and identified two suspects from forensic evidence left in the cars.
Two Alachua County law enforcement officers were reprimanded after using an armored vehicle to pull a man over. Lucas Jewell was on his way home after the Orange and Blue game with one other passenger in his car.
Both the number of residents and reported incidents have increased at Dignity Village. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy and local PBA Representative Lt. Mike Schibuola discussed the rise of safety concerns for the local homeless community at a meeting Tuesday.
FDLE continues the investigation of a 16-month-old’s death. CCSO found the toddler unresponsive in a car Tuesday afternoon.