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By Chris Peralta, Wade Millward and Mike Gillespie on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 23, 2014 at 12:58 am
Update Feb. 23 12:48 a.m.: The other passenger arrested with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte A. Thompson has had run ins with the law, including prison time for two attempted murder charges. In June 2007, Erskine J. McKinley, also known as [...]
By Chris Peralta and Stephanie Tinoco on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm
John Attia is facing charges including driving under the influence after hitting a house with his car on Friday morning, according to the Gainesville Police Department. The home was left with damages to its porch and water line.
By Emily Cardinali on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm
(Photo credit: wonderlandforever/Flickr)
The effects of the Florida Legislature’s recent “bong ban” on Gainesville are still unclear. There have not been any tangible changes in arrests for illegal drug use or the public image of marijuana.
By Amber Dawson on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm
More than 180,000 signatures have been collected by United for Care campaign in an effort to get medical marijuana on the 2014 general election ballot.
By Billy Kennedy on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm
Two Levy County residents were arrested after sheriff’s deputies and DEA agents raided their indoor marijuana grow house in Bronson.
By Ben Bornstein on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm
The Domestic Marijuana Eradication program is seeing success in stopping state cannabis growth. With DEA resources, the program is training local law enforcement agencies to identify, investigate and eradicate marijuana sites.
By Jane Schwed on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Controversy remains after Manatee County Sheriff’s Office seized 23 marijuana plants Monday from the home of Cathy Jordan, a wheelchair-bound woman. Jordan is the namesake of a piece of legislation aiming to decriminalize the herb for medicinal purposes, called the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act.
By Jane Schwed on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Gainesville Police arrested a Bloods gang member for possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
By Emily Burris on July 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm
A new University of Florida study released this week says alcohol — not marijuana — should be considered the gateway drug that can lead teens to greater drug use. UF researchers found that, of a representative sample, 72% of teens [...]