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VCSO Looks For Car, Suspect In Armed Carjacking In Lake Helen

Lake Helen, FL – Volusia County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect and the vehicle that might have been part of an armed carjacking in Lake Helen Wednesday night (Feb. 6, 2019). The vehicle is a 2015 four-door white Kia bearing license tag DVKT85. This vehicle itself was stolen in January from a Deltona ... Read More »

New Trial For Man Convicted In Fatal DUI Death

Daytona Beach, FL – An appeals court orders a new trial for a man convicted of drunken-driving charges in the April 2016 death of a Volusia County moped rider, finding that police failed to properly inform the man about the consequences of refusing to submit to a breath test. A panel of the 5th District Court of Appeal overturned the ... Read More »

Mexican Illegal Pleads Guilty To Leading Meth Operation

Orlando, FL – A 34-year-old Mexican man joins a list of 17 other people – mostly Volusia or Flagler county residents – who have entered guilty pleas for their roles in a large methamphetamine distribution ring. Juan Alberto Flores-Jimenez – a resident of Tamaulipas who was in the United States illegally, according to the U.S. Department of Justice – admitted ... Read More »

Florida CFO Wants Banking Changes For Medical Weed

Tallahassee, FL – Citing a “tremendous safety threat,â€� Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is asking President Donald Trump to use his executive power to allow banks to do business with state-authorized medical marijuana companies. Medical marijuana has become a multibillion-dollar industry throughout the nation, but banks are shunning cannabis companies because pot remains illegal under federal law. In a ... Read More »