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Vanilla Ice faces felony charges related to burglary, grand theft

One high-profile individual was recently arrested for allegedly committing burglary in Florida. Robert Matthew Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice, allegedly took valuable items from a foreclosed house next door to a home he was renovating for his television show on DIY Network. He faces felony charges.

According to police, the man, 47, took bicycles, a pool heater and furniture from the home. Agents for this home, owned by a bank, contacted police after they realized that someone had broken into the house and taken several items. Police then conducted a search of Ice's properties after obtaining a search warrant to do so.

Man faces drug charges involving Oxycodone pills

One man in Florida is accused of committing crimes related to drugs. The man was arrested on the drug charges after an extensive police investigation. Police said they spent a couple of years conducting an undercover investigation of the man, and arranged to purchase pills containing Oxycodone from him.

Police reported that they agreed to have a meeting with him at a department store parking lot on the recent Tuesday. There, they were given $18,000 worth of Oxycodone pills -- a total of 2,000 pills. A second automobile that was registered to the man entered the parking lot in order to watch the transaction.

2 face drug charges following rear-end accident

Being accused of committing a drug crime in Florida can be both scary and humiliating. However, an accused person is never automatically deemed guilty in the eyes of the criminal justice system. The individual has the right to defend himself or herself at each stage of the criminal proceedings when facing drug charges.

Two individuals in Florida were recently arrested on charges of possessing drugs following a vehicle accident. The two-vehicle accident took place on a recent Friday afternoon. A man reportedly rear-ended another car that had stopped on a state road. The vehicle of the man who allegedly caused the accident was disabled following the collision.

Man charged with DUI manslaughter after Florida accident

Being arrested on charges of driving under the influence can be a hair-raising experience, especially if a person died as the result of one's alleged drinking and driving. One individual in Florida recently found himself in this situation following a Friday night accident that led to injuries to one individual and the death of another. A chief responsibility of the man's criminal defense is to make sure that none of his rights are violated during the criminal proceeding involving the incident.

Police reported that the DUI accident happened along U.S. Highway 98. According to authorities, a 21-year-old man was driving on the highway quickly and was following a sport utility vehicle. All of a sudden, the man struck the back of the car in front of him, knocking it off of the road. The sport utility vehicle rolled over another car that had stopped on the road.

Teen accused of murder in Florida

One teenage boy was recently arrested in Florida on charges of murder. His murder charges are tied to a shooting incident that police said took place in October of 2014. According to police, although the 16-year-old boy has a youthful face, his criminal history is already lengthy, including charges related to marijuana possession.

Police reported that a particular passer-by happened to hear a gunshot sound coming from a pedestrian overpass one morning. This passer-by then saw an individual lying down on the overpass, and he had a wound inflicted by a gunshot in the area of his upper body. The person passing by then called 911, and the wounded victim was taken to the hospital; he ended up dying there.

Florida college student arrested on felony drug charges

A man in Florida currently faces felony drug charges. The individual facing the drug charges -- a student of Florida State University -- was arrested following one of the biggest drug seizures the university police say it has ever seen. The recent Wednesday arrest came after police said they had gotten information that the man was selling pot.

Officials reported that they then entered the apartment of the man, reported to be 20 years of age. They said that, while they were there, they smelled pot coming from the home. After obtaining a search warrant, police reportedly discovered several pounds of pot, cash totaling over $5,000 and scales as well as drug paraphernalia. The pot was packaged in individual plastic bags. Police also allegedly found prescription medication that did not belong to the man.

Several accused of drug offenses at Florida club

Several people were recently arrested on charges related to drugs and the illegal distribution of alcohol at a Florida club. The arrests in connection with the alleged drug offenses were made on Saturday following a sheriff's office inspection. The inspection happened in the morning after an earlier covert investigation reportedly revealed that a bartender sold alcohol illegally.

During the inspection, which took place at approximately 6 a.m., investigators seized cash totaling around $1,400, which they said came from unlawful alcohol sales. They also said they seized 85 liquor bottles and 20 beer bottles. Furthermore, several bags of drugs were allegedly found, including cocaine, marijuana cigarettes, marijuana and ecstasy.

Man accused of DUI may wish to focus heavily on criminal defense

Being accused of driving under the influence can be petrifying, but the stakes are even higher when one's alleged drunken driving results in serious injuries to another person. This is the situation that one man is facing following an injury accident in Florida. The man's criminal defense assumes the responsibility for making sure that his rights are not infringed in a court of law.

The crash took place on a Saturday night. According to police, a 14-year-old and 17-year-old were trying to push a car that had run out of gasoline on the road. All of a sudden, a vehicle driven by a 54-year-old man allegedly hit the teens. The accident happened shortly before 11:30 p.m.

Florida teacher arrested on DUI charges

One Florida teacher was recently arrested and charged with driving under the influence. If the woman ends up being convicted of DUI, she may face consequences such as jail time and a fine. Although it may initially appear to the public that the woman is guilty of her charges, she is presumed innocent in a court of law.

The woman, said to be 48, was arrested following a December traffic stop shortly before 2 a.m. on a Tuesday. Police said the woman was heading south along U.S. 1 in a car. At that time, police said she nearly struck about five vehicles, according to witnesses. The woman reportedly continued driving erratically, entering and leaving the road's center lane. When police stopped her, she apparently told authorities she was attempting to get home.

Deputy in Florida accused of committing drug offenses

A Florida deputy was recently arrested following a traffic stop, during which police reportedly found drugs. When someone is accused of committing drug offenses, he or she may feel uneasy about how to defend himself or herself. Proper legal guidance may help the person to avoid conviction, which can have long-term consequences.

In the recent Florida case, a 25-year-old man was pulled over for allegedly turning right illegally. Police said he had also committed a safety belt violation. Police claim they found hydrocodone pills as well as a joint in the man's car while searching the vehicle.

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