Fake Drugs Bring Real Life Consequences in Florida

Synthetic drug possession and use is a growing phenomenon in Florida. These are drugs that are designed to mimic the effects of amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and other illegal drugs. The drugs are primarily sold in retail stores or online and are marketed under names such as “incense,” “potpourri,” “K2,” “spice,” and “bath salts.” The state of Florida has responded …

Molly Is Not The Girl Next Door: It Is The New Miami Party Drug Next Door

In 2012 Madonna asked a group of young music lovers, “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?” during her performance at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. The comment sparked controversy because of its reference to a popular party drug MDMA also known by its slang-term, “Molly”. What is Molly? According to the Drug Enforcement Authority  (DEA) “Molly” is short …

Community Response to Juvenile Gang Violence in Florida

Currently there are 1664 gangs identified by law enforcement within the state of Florida.The 2012 Annual Report on gang activity conducted by the Florida Office of the Attorney General states that, “these gangs are typically homegrown local youth neighborhood gangs that have the very real potential of being subsumed by long established and well organized national gangs.” Miami Garden Community …