We have seen it happen so many times in Fort Lauderdale: a car is driven erratically and the driver is pulled over. After a search, the driver finds himself in custody on drug charges. We read recently of this very same scenario playing out south of us in the Lower Keys. That is where a 52-year-old driver was observed by a police officer to be swerving his vehicle on a highway at about 3 in the morning. The man's pick-up crossed the center line 8 times before the police car's lights went on.
A South Florida doctor and his medical assistant were arrested this month on charges of illegally distributing prescription medication. The 50-year-old physician, who lives in Parkland, has been accused of supplying methamphetamines to his patients. His assistant has been accused of involving her child in illegal drug transactions.
A 25-year-old Winter Haven, Florida, woman is facing an aggravated manslaughter charge after her newborn child died while in bed with her. This is the second baby she's lost as the result of co-sleeping, according to authorities.