Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs, Abuse, Arrest The death of Prince is bringing the subject of prescription drug abuse into the spotlight. The Center for Disease Control reports that two million Americans are addicted to Opioid drugs such as Fentanyl, Morphine, and Oxycodone. There has been an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs. Our bailbondsmen on 49th Street bail many people from jail each week for drug arrests. Whether it be for selling drugs, stealing drugs, recreational use of drugs or drug abuse. These drugs are are highly addictive and users will try most anything to obtain the drugs. For example, a
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Child Endangerment, Negligence

Can parents be charged with a crime when their child’s actions result in a loss? Child endangerment, neglect, exploitation, abuse, etc. There are many crimes parents and care givers can be charged with when it comes to children. What one may think is not a problem, the criminal justice system may think differently. Authorities are still investigating a few of the stories involving children in the news lately. In some of these cases the parents could be potentially charged with a crime such as endangerment or neglect. Recently, a child fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo which
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Memorial Weekend Safety

Safety For Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer. It is also one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. The combination of a 3-day weekend along with parties and more people on the road leads to more traffic accidents and fatalities. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe over this Memorial Day Weekend. Here are a few tips to help stay safe: •Don’t drink and drive! Approximately 44% of all traffic fatalities that happen over this weekend have alcohol as a factor •Don’t run red lights. There is around
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Designer Drugs

Do you know what designer drugs are? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “a designer drug is a drug that is created to be only slightly different from an illegal drug so that it will not be considered illegal. It is a synthetic version of a controlled substance that is produced with a slightly altered molecular structure to avoid having it classified as an illicit drug.” Designer drugs are created in illegal labs and by people at home. The results of a designer drug can drastically change a person’s behavior. Examples of designer drugs include bath salts and Flakka. In the
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Sextortion

Do you know what sextortion is? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware of this crime. In essence, sextortion is using or threatening to use sexual images or information such as nude photos to coerce the victim into providing sexual favors or to have the victim commit crimes for them. Sextortion can effect children, college students, and adults. Sextortion is an online crime. The suspects use the internet to solicit children and college students to perform sex acts or a striptease and then the suspects threaten to post the videos or images unless the victims pay money, commit
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Crooks & Chips!

How Many Days Till Your Chip Can Be Used Everywhere? Scamming information from credit cards and bank cards has been easy for thieves. Because of this and to increase security, the new micro-chip enabled credit and debit cards have been introduced. These cards help thwart thieves because they create a unique code that cannot be reused for each transaction. The swipe cards just stored data that remained the same and was easy to copy. However, thieves have caught on and are now relying on an old scam to get information. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware that
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Transgender Bathrooms

Transgender Bathroom Law Could the new transgender “bathroom” law open the door for more criminal mischief? Some say it will and some say it won’t. An article in the Daily News has a quote from a woman who was a victim of sexual assault, she states, “We’re not here saying that the transgendered community are predators. We will never say that because we don’t believe that. What we do believe is that this code is so poorly written that predators will abuse. We know it because we have lived it.” Are people abusing the law in order to commit crimes
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Cyberbullying

Online Bullying Is A Crime Cyberbullying is when a child or teen is bullied via an electronic device. This includes emails, text messages, instant messaging, social media, online forums, and chat rooms. The child or teen receives a message that harasses, threatens or humiliates them. Summer is quickly approaching and children and teens will have more free time to spend on electronic devices. How can a parent help make sure that their child/teen isn’t being cyberbullied? 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips for parents: •Talk to your children/teens about cyberbullying. Let them know what it is and that you
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Don’t Reach Into That Candy Bowl Just Yet!

Drug Laced Candy 49th Street Bail Bonds wants parents to be aware that drug-laced candy is circulating. Recently, police officers in Sarasota and Charlotte counties found criminals with drug-laced candy. Three men were arrested for having 300 packets of pot-laced gummies and cookies. In Charlotte county, officers found drug-laced gummy worms. Police think that the candy might have been bought in a state where marijuana use is legal. However, it is illegal to sell or use marijuana in Florida. Health officials are concerned that the effects of eating the candy could be felt worse than smoking marijuana. The reason for
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The Cost Of Alcohol & Drug Use At Work

Intoxicated Or High On Drugs While On The Job? Alcohol & Drug Use Can Land You Behind Bars Recently, tennis star, Maria Sharapova, failed a drug test. Because of this, she has now put many of her endorsements in jeopardy including contracts with Nike, Tag Heuer, and Porsche. These endorsements add a big chunk of income to her bank account. While Ms. Sharapova is a major star in the tennis circuit, the use of alcohol and/or drugs in the workplace also effects businesses across the United States. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know that while losing income is
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