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File photo of marijuana plants. (credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Accused Of Hitting Brother In Face With Marijuana Plants

Sheriff’s deputies say a Lakeland man faces domestic battery charges after hitting his brother with marijuana plants from their yard.

CBS Tampa–06/09/2014

A Poinciana man suspected of running a marijuana grow-house made authorities executing a search warrant wait outside the door so that he could smoke a joint.   (Photo credit should read PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Man Made Deputies Wait To Execute Search Warrant So He Could Smoke Joint

A Poinciana man suspected of running a marijuana grow-house made authorities executing a search warrant wait outside the door so that he could smoke a joint.

CBS Tampa–01/27/2014

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Polk Sheriff Defends Spying On Minority Group

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says it sent undercover deputies to a minority rights group’s meeting because it had received information that the group was planning unlawful activities at a rally outside of a local jail.

CBS Tampa–08/30/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Riot At Fla. Juvenile Detention Facility

Several teens were treated for minor injuries after a riot broke out at a male juvenile detention facility in Avon Park.

CBS Tampa–08/18/2013

File photo of a school bus. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: Bus Driver Staged Fight Between Students

A local bus driver is facing several charges after reportedly staging a fight between two arguing students in an attempt to resolve the conflict.

05/12/2013

Booking photo of Randall Huggins.  (credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office)

Police Find Dozens Of Dogs Stacked On Top Of Each Other

Polk County Sheriff’s arrested a couple on drug possession and animal cruelty.

05/06/2013

File photo of a person in handcuffs. (Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: School Employee Used Pen Cam To Spy On Young Girls In Bathroom

A local man was arrested Wednesday after reportedly using a pen camera to tape young females changing in a bathroom.

04/28/2013

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Police: Foot Fetishist Arrested After Asking To Touch 10-Year-Old Girl’s Feet

A local resident was arrested Wednesday after asking a 10-year-old girl – and many others over the course of several years – for permission to touch their feet for his own sexual gratification.

04/26/2013

Booking photo of Beth Dickison Richards.  (credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Postal Worker Tries To Kill Husband By Poisoning His Tuna Sandwich

Polk County Sheriff’s Officers have arrested a mail carrier after they say she tried to poison her husband’s tuna fish sandwich.

12/01/2012

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2 Men Charged With Killing Alligator Near Mall

Authorities say two men illegally killed an alligator near a central Florida mall.

05/25/2012

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