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Category Archives: Drug Crimes


Should Drug Dealers Be Charged with Murder?

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Prosecutors are charging drug dealers who sell the powerful opioid fentanyl with murder in instances where their drug can be linked back to a customer’s death. One line from a recent Sun-Sentinel article sums up the case against drug dealers: Prosecutors contend the dealers not only stuffed their pockets from selling the usually lethal… Read More »


“Miss Florida” Charged with Marijuana Trafficking

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Handerea Rolle, better known as the internet-famous “Miss Florida”, was caught with what police say is $1,700 worth of weed. They claim that her intention was to distribute the weed. They’re claiming that she is a drug trafficker. The trial is expected to begin in February of next year. The case revolves around a… Read More »


Feds Now Deporting Legal Immigrants Convicted of Nonviolent Drug Crimes

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Perhaps because they’ve run out of illegal immigrants to deport, the feds have shifted focus to the legal ones. Specifically, those who at one time or another were convicted of a crime – regardless of whether or not they paid their debt to society. Most recently, a Miami woman stopped on her way back… Read More »


Firefighters on Trial for Running a Pill Mill

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Two Florida firefighters are being charged with drug distribution after their trial was sidelined temporarily as defense lawyers tried to toss a warrant. An appeals court ruled that police can – in some cases – step outside their jurisdiction in order to get a search warrant. If the warrant had been tossed. along with… Read More »


Lawmakers Consider Changes to Florida’s Drug-Free-Zone Laws

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Drug-free-zones, though arguably filled with good intentions, have shown themselves to have unintended consequences. One of those consequences is that folks who otherwise pose no threat to anyone find themselves the victim of mandatory minimum sentences and escalations to infractions that would otherwise only result in light sentences or even fines. For instance, in… Read More »


Methamphetamine Making Comeback

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

As reported by the Miami Herald, methamphetamine, or “meth,” is currently being smuggled into Florida at a higher rate than in recent years, and the quality of the drug is more potent than ever. “Super labs” south of the U.S. border are producing high grade methamphetamine, which is being smuggled into Florida and sold… Read More »


Ecstasy Trafficking Charges

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Two brothers were arrested for attempting to traffic methylenedioxymethamphetamine, more commonly referred to as MDMA, ecstasy, and Molly. According to Florida Today, the defendants were caught up in a sting operation aboard the Holy Ship! party cruise. After an undercover agent purchased $40 of ecstasy from one of the brothers, the detective learned that… Read More »


Murder for Hire and Homicide Narcotics Charges

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Recently, a Florida woman was kidnapped and murdered when she was mistaken for the target of a murder for hire hit, according to NBC News. The woman was reported missing by her husband from their Osceola County, Florida home. Law enforcement later learned that a plot to kill another woman went wrong when the… Read More »


How are Drugs Classified Under Florida’s Schedule of Substances?

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

There were 7,333 drug arrests made in Palm Beach County in 2016, which was more than any other category according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Drug arrests should never be taken lightly, as mandatory minimum sentencing can put a first time offender away in prison for many years. Multiple time offenders stand… Read More »


Prescription Drugs and Accidental Offenses

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

What happens when you commit a crime but do not remember even committing it because you were so inebriated by a legally prescribed medication that you took? While all of the details are not yet clear, a scenario in which this may have occurred played out recently when an 18-year-old Florida man was found… Read More »

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