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Hillsborough Sheriff petitions for cash seized in raid of major meth dealer

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Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee is petitioning for the nearly $45,000 found during a raid that led to the arrest of a local drug dealer to be kept by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. In the Application for Ex-Parte Order Finding Probable Cause for the Seizure of Property, Gee asks the court to find probable cause that the money was used in violation of the Florida Contraband Act. In Florida, the application must be filed within 10 days of the…

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Marco Rubio says federal government needs to provide more treatment funds for uninsured heroin addicts

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Sitting with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Florida’s Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio pledged Monday to do whatever he can to help combat the growing heroin crisis, saying that federal funds for treatment of uninsured addicts are critical. Jacobs has made Orange County’s heroin crisis a top priority for her efforts, and recently oversaw a task force looking for answers to a dramatic increase in heroin usage and deaths in Central Florida. And Rubio arrived Monday to assure her that…

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