November 24, 2015

Marijuana Growers in Florida - The First Fab Five

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Marijuana Growers in Florida - The First Fab Five
First Fab Five Chosen

Florida marijuana growers took a big step - The State of Florida has announced the first five legal growers. They are established to cover five regions in the state. The closest growhouse to Tampa will be Knox Nursery in lovely Winter Garden where they have an  "[e]xpansive selection of flowers, vegetables, shrubbery & home landscaping essentials."

 Miami got a double-dose, when Costa Farms, a "sprawling family-owned nursery . . . of indoor [and] garden tropical plants." in Miami and Alpha Foliage in Homestead were chosen. These five may have an advantage, if the ballot measure to legalize weed passes the ballot. Here they are with a map: 

The Fabulous Five

  1. Alpha Foliage
  2. Chestnut Hill Nursery
  3. Costa Farms
  4. Hackney Nursery Co Inc
  5. Knox Nursery Inc

Alpha Foliage
Address: 27600 SW 217th Ave, Homestead, FL 33031
Phone:(305) 245-2220

Chestnut Hill Nursery
Address: 15105 NW 94th Ave, Alachua, FL 32615
Phone:(386) 462-2820

Costa Farms
Address: 21800 SW 162nd Ave, Miami, FL 33170
Phone:(800) 327-7074

Hackney Nursery Co Inc
Address: 3690 Juniper Creek Rd, Quincy, FL 32351
Phone:(850) 442-6115

Knox Nursery Inc
Address: 940 Avalon Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone:(407) 654-1972

November 22, 2015

Can a Florida drug overdose Grant Immunity From criminal prosecution?

Usually the answer is "no" However, one recent case involved a victim who was found to be impaired, but not overdosed from heroin. The cop noticed the patient had signs of intoxication that included bloodshot eyes, rambling speech, and swaying. The patient told the deputy that he was taking medication. 

Florida Statute 893.21(2), Marchman Act, Florida Statute 397.675, overdose, immunity
Drug overdose in Florida can
immunize from prosecution under
Florida Statute 893.21(2)

Victim of Drug Overdose?

The cop saw a syringe hanging out of his pocket. The patient's mother was there and was concerned that the patient have been using drugs. The patient was taken into custody under the Marchman Act. Florida Statute 397. This Florida Drug Law provides for involuntary commitment of people who are in danger due to drugs or alcohol. The police took the patient to a drug treatment facility. He was not held or hospitalized. 

Charged with Possession of Heroin

The prosecutors charged him with possession of heroin and one lower-level court had dismissed the case based on Florida Statute 893.1.(2) that has a provision to immunize persons who have experienced a drug-related overdose. The higher court ruled that while the patient was impaired and taken into custody under the Marchman Act, Florida Statute 397.675, he was not the victim of an overdose. 

Definition of Overdose in Florida Drug Laws

The court look to the definition of drug overdose and found that an overdose meant that it was too great a deuce of a therapeutic agent or a lethal or toxic amount of a drug overdose. Overdose has almost been defined as an excessive and dangerous dose of a drug. The court found the patient was not immune from prosecution, as he showed signs of drug impairment but no signs of an overdose. Since he was not suffering from an extreme physical illness or possible death, although he was quite high, he was not exhibiting signs of a drug overdose that would have immunized him from prosecution under Florida Statute 893.21(2). 

893.21(2), Florida Statutes (2013):

(2) A person who experiences a drug-related overdose and is in need of medical assistance may not be charged, prosecuted, or penalized pursuant to this chapter for possession of a controlled substance if the evidence for possession of a controlled substance was obtained as a result of the overdose and the need for medical assistance. 

Source: State v Silliman, 5D 14 -2895 (June 12th 2015 Fifth District Court Florida).

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November 5, 2015

Two Tampa Area Growhouse Busts in One Week

Hillsborough County, Florida cops are busy this week. Two growhouse busts over the past week by the Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The marijuana weighed approximately 75.3 pounds in the Tampa bust. 358 pounds nabbed by the Sheriff.

 10728 Deepbrook Dr Riverview, FL 33569


 1716 E Navajo Ave Tampa, FL 33612 


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September 18, 2015

Trafficking in Drugs | Oxycodone | 813-222-2220 Quick Facts

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Trafficking in Drugs | Oxycodone | Quick Facts
Oxycodone Drug  Charges by the Numbers

Annual Statistics 2012:

  • 3/4 convicted of oxycodone trafficking were male.
  • 2/3 were White (67.0%) followed by Black (22.6%), Hispanic (8.2%) and Other Races (2.3%).
  • 37 years average age .
  • 96.8 percent United States citizens
  • 50 percent little or no prior criminal record
  • 497 and 1,990 30-milligram pills of oxycodone median quantity
  • 10.5% of all offenders were a minor or minimal participant
  • 93.1 percent of oxycodone trafficking cases sentenced to imprisonment
  • 57.1 months average sentence length for oxycodone traffickers

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July 15, 2015

Review - Law Office of W.F. ''Casey'' Ebsary Jr

Had I not found Casey and his team, I would have been extradited from Tennessee to Florida on a 25 year old warrant. Casey and his team got my charges dropped and the warrant cancelled. They were compassionate, diligent in their work, and did their homework on my case. If you need an attorney, Casey is AAA+++.
Jim M.

June 18, 2015

Supreme Court Says Government Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was Illegal

Drug Crimes, Bath Salt
Must Prove Defendant
Knew Drug was Illegal

Drug Crimes

Defendant claimed "he did not know the “bath salts” he was distributing were regulated as controlled substance analogues . . . ." Court said "Government [must] establish that the defendant knew he was dealing with a substance regulated under the Controlled Substances Act . . . ."

Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Decided June 18, 2015