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Siddiqi and LakhaniImran Siddiqi and Farah Lakhani of Miami, Florida were arrested on May 17 for allegedly running a marijuana growing operation in their home. Police received a tip on the Crime Stoppers hotline that implicated the couple, sources say.

The pair face charges for manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor, grand theft of the third degree, and trafficking over 25 pounds worth of marijuana. They are currently detained without bond at Turner Guilford Knight Detention Center until a special bond hearing can be held. The hearing will determine whether they can post bail with legally obtained money. It is unclear whether the pair has hired a defense attorney.

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Tyler PalmerTyler Palmer, son of Police Major Arnold Palmer of Miami-Dade, Florida was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly dealing marijuana, cocaine, and other drugs. Palmer, 20, is charged with cocaine trafficking, possession of hallucinogens and amphetamines, and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He is being held in lieu of $65,000 bond. The press did not specify an attorney for Palmer.

According to the arrest report, detectives from the internal affairs division of the Miami-Dade Police Department served Palmer a search warrant at his father’s home.

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Rusty HolmanRusty Holman of Delray Beach, Florida was arrested last Monday for allegedly selling almost $2,000 worth of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to an undercover informant working with Boca Raton police. He is being held at Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. News reports did not specify a lawyer for Holman.

According to the police report filed, a confidential informant told police that Hoyman, 28, was purportedly looking to sell about $640 worth of LSD. He had one “sheet” (100 doses of LSD) for sale, sources say.

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The power of the President is enormous. He can push the button and end it all. He can negotiate and enter into treaties with foreign nations – even when it means giving them a button of their own (ahum, Iran).  Another very interesting power the President has, is the power to commute a criminal sentence.

President Obama exercised that power when he commuted the sentences of 46 drug offenders earlier this week.  But how does the President commute a sentence? What does it mean to “commute” a sentence? How common is it for a sentence to be commuted? Does a regular Joe inmate even have a chance?

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Heather Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine, Florida was arrested Wednesday after she was accused of driving drunk, news sources report. Harley-Davidson, 49, was booked into the St. John’s County Jail on charges of driving under the influence. She also reportedly received a ticket for failing to maintain a single lane. Harley-Davidson was later released from jail on $1,000 bail. The press did not specify an attorney for her.

According to reports, the incident occurred late Wednesday in the 5500 block of Florida State Road A1A in St. Augustine. An officer in the area reportedly spotted a 2001 Silver Lincoln Continental veering across lanes of traffic; the vehicle continued to veer as the officer pulled it over, sources allege.

The officer approached the vehicle and found Harley-Davidson behind the wheel, reports say. The officer asked Harley-Davidson for her license, but she had a difficult time finding the ID card in her bag, sources allege. “While I was observing her fumble to get her license out, she got upset and tossed the whole purse at me through the window,” the officer reportedly noted in his report.

Based on reports, Harley-Davidson had trouble standing upright, slurred as she spoke, and smelled of alcohol. The officer had Harley-Davidson step out of her car for sobriety testing, sources say. Reports say she could not stand properly. The officer had her fill out a document, during which time she nearly fell to the ground, reports allege.

The officer reportedly had Harley-Davidson walk to a nearby parking lot so they could safely conduct a field sobriety test. As she walked, Harley-Davidson nearly fell again, sources indicate. At that point, Harley-Davidson allegedly became angry and she told the officer that she did not want to take the test. The officer supposedly asked Harley-Davidson to submit to a breathalyzer test three different times; she reportedly refused. It is not clear whether Harley-Davidson actually admitted to having anything to drink before driving.
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