Friday, October 21, 2011

Of Interest: Tampa's MOSI Exhibit - Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause

St. Petersburg Criminal Attorney and Former State Prosecutor Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm discusses a new exhibit on loan from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum.


In an effort to highlight the collateral damage drug crimes cause, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has loaned the Tampa Musuem of Science and Industry (MOSI) an exhibit called, “Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause.”  The exhibit is designed to illustrate the costs and consequences of drug crimes and related criminal activity.

Why This Matters To You:

The DEA picked Tampa, Florida as the longest standing host of the travelling exhibit for a reason - they consider Florida ground zero for the war on drugs.  The exhibit will remain at MOSI for one year.  In fact, part of the exhibit specifically highlights Florida’s connection with drug crimes including displays on: The Florida Gateway; Pill Mills and Grow Houses; Florida History Timeline and Faces & Places; Lost Potential and Getting Help; Under Surveillance; and Recognize Those Drugs.

Other displays at the exhibit include:

  1. Debris Field
  2. Cocaine Lab      
  3. Heroin Lab
  4. 9/11 Artifacts
  5. Drug production
  6. Drug Trafficking
  7. Money Laundering
  8. Methamphetamine Motel  
  9. Costs to the Environment
  10. Crack Den  
  11. Costs to Children  
  12. Lost Talent Memorial
  13. Drugs: The Brain and the Body - Prescription Drugs
  14. The Discovery Corner
  15. Breaking the Cycle

What To Do Next:

If you have been arrested for a drug related crime contact a St. Petersburg Drug Charges Attorney to discuss possible defenses and specific strategies that may exist in your case.  Call the Morris Law Firm at 727-388-4736 to discuss your case directly with an attorney, or fill out our Online Form to be contacted for a Free Initial Consultation.  The Morris Law Firm can help and has specific knowledge and experience in defending Drug Charges offenders throughout Pinellas County and the entire Tampa Bay, FL Area (St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Hillsborough, Pasco, Bradenton, Manatee, and Sarasota).