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VCSO: Drug Buy-Bust Operation Nets 12 Arrests

DeLand, FL – Ten people are facing numerous drug charges after law enforcement officials from several agencies conducted a proactive drug buy/bust in the city of DeLand and surrounding areas yesterday (April 18). The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office operation included members of the VCSO West Volusia Narcotics Task Force, along with members of the Deltona Narcotics Enforcement Team and West ... Read More »

Florida House Backs More Hurdles For Ballot Initiatives

Tallahassee, FL – Florida residency would not be a requirement to collect petition signatures for proposed constitutional amendments, but House members moved forward Thursday with a measure that critics say would make it harder to pass citizens’ initiatives. The measure (HB 7111), approved in a 15-8 vote by the State Affairs Committee, would require petition-gatherers to be registered with the ... Read More »

More FL Medical Marijuana Licenses On Horizon

Tallahassee, FL – State health officials are preparing to revamp the application process for medical-marijuana businesses, with the hope of issuing up to seven new licenses before the end of the year, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office told The News Service of Florida on Thursday. The state Office of Medical Marijuana Use is expected to withdraw a series of proposed rules, ... Read More »

State Officials Deny Russian Hacking In Mueller Report

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Department of State said it was unable to verify part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released Thursday that said a Russian intelligence agency gained access to at least one Florida county-government computer network. “Upon learning of the new information released in the Mueller report, the department immediately reached out to the FBI to inquire ... Read More »