The move to ease punishments for marijuana possession is gaining traction around the country. Some states have legalized marijuana for personal and medicinal use, while others have fairly lenient enforcement of existing drug laws.
Even if you have never been accused of a crime, you have probably heard of a search warrant. Search warrants are exactly what they sound like: judicial orders that give law enforcement officials legal authority to search a person, a person's property or a person's premises. But this is a very basic overview and understanding of search warrants. There is much more to the process of obtaining a search warrant, and there are penalties for failing to obtain one.
A county in Florida is considered by police to be ground zero for the production and distribution of a dangerous new drug, which has allegedly been responsible for nearly 20 recent deaths. The drug is known as flakka, and its effects include hallucinations and exaggerated strength. Police reports indicate that the drug is responsible for many incidents of dangerous behavior, such as a recent case in which a man was killed by police as he held a woman hostage at knifepoint.