Not your mother’s bath salts
The synthetic drug known as “Bath Salts” is believed to be the cause of the recent horrific incident in Miami when 31-year-old Randy Eugene attacked 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, chewing parts of his face. As Florida’s 89.1’s Emily Burris reports, the media attention to this attack and other similar reports of strange violence have many people wanting to know more about this newer drug, as well as the affects it may have in neighborhoods closer to home.
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Two people were arrested for armed robbery and assault in Gainesville after a car chase and manhunt on the University of Florida campus. The suspects are being charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and other additional pending charges.
The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco has a program where students go undercover to curb businesses selling alcohol to minors. Some feel that this program is ineffective at catching people who regularly sell to minors.
GPD has reported and incident of prowling and exposure in the Gainesville area. The incident occurred on Thursday morning.
Gainesville’s Citizens on Patrol program, which began in 2010, is working to expand from a modest 10-person unit to the likes of Citrus County’s COP program which currently boasts around 500 volunteers.
Two pitchers for UF’s baseball team were arrested for trespassing on a construction site late Sunday night. William “Kirby” Snead and A.J. Puk were released from the Alachua County Jail on Tuesday.