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Lauderdale Lakes man accused of distributing flakka ordered held without bond

Lauderdale Lakes man accused of distributing flakka ordered held without bond

A man with a history of drug-related arrests is now being held without bond on charges that he distributed flakka, the notorious synthetic drug responsible for a string of violent, bizarre incidents in South Florida. Though 30-year-old Brandon Laquaine Anderson has a history dating back to age 16, he had apparently never been sentenced to more than a year behind bars. That led a federal judge to question whether stiffer penalties might have prevented the crime he's now accused of committing. "All of his chickens are coming home to roost at same time," U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Lee Brannon said during a detention hearing Thursday. "Perhaps if something had been...

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