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Medical marijuana amendment falls short of approval
The Ledger
The outcome provided a victory for Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who served as the leading spokesman for the Vote No On 2 effort. Judd, immediate past president of the Florida Sheriffs Association, made numerous public appearances, speaking at churches and meetings of civic groups and appearing in public forums to argue against Amendment 2.

"I think what the people of Florida said tonight is they saw Amendment 2 as a train wreck," Judd said Tuesday night. "At the end of the day, the wisdom of the people of the state of Florida prevailed. Even though by the evidence of the vote, they have an interest in the medicinal purposes of marijuana but not an amendment that creates de facto legalization through loopholes."
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Judge promotes specialized courts
The Ledger
The association is supporting legislation that would establish arrest, jail and court programs to provide mental health treatment to people involved in the criminal justice system, along with linking sheriffs' offices to providers of community services to ensure people getting treatment aren't a threat to safety.
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10 reasons Amendment 2 went down in a puff of smoke
Sunshine State News
That vagueness allowed the opposition to allege, convincingly so, that it would essentially lead to legalization of marijuana through the proliferation of pot shops and a whole new regime of pot shop docs, similar to pill mill docs, which were the scourge of South Florida.
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Brevard Animal Control Officers receive certification
The Space Coast Daily
"I could not be more proud of the members of this unit and I greatly appreciate everything they do to help keep Brevard County a great place to live," said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
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Highlands issues warning on ransom scams
WTSP-TV
The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a ransom scam, where a caller gets information on someone from social media and then demands money for their safe return. Sheriff's deputies responded to several incidents in which a family member receives a phone call advising a loved one has been kidnapped.
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Drug Take Back Event set for Nov. 8 in Melbourne
The Space Coast Daily
The next Brevard County Sheriff's Office Drug Take Back Event is on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto’s Healthy Living Expo.
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Skies above St. Johns County scheduled to see retired Army helicopters assisting sheriff's operations
The Florida Times-Union
Despite having logged 40 years of duty, the new recruit to civilian ranks is part of a cadre of already-cranking rotors for law enforcement agencies across the state.
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Register now for 'In Hot Pursuit 5K' on Pensacola Beach
NorthEscambia.com
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office Seventh Annual In Hot Pursuit 5K is scheduled for Nov. 15 on Pensacola Beach. There will be a fun beach course, great door prizes, and souvenir mugs for the winners. All proceeds from the race will go to support the Florida Sheriff’s Association Youth Ranches.
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Video: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey shares important message on drug awareness
The Space Coast Daily
This Crime Prevention Message focuses on the importance of talking with our children about the dangers of alcohol, drug abuse, and cigarette smoking. While we all know how important it is to "Just Say No," the following Crime Prevention video points out that it's equally important to occasionally have a frank and open conversation with our kids about how to avoid using drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes.
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