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Florida lawmakers considering change to drug-free zones

WPMI

Florida lawmakers consider sweeping changes to drug-free zones around the state.

A move to cut prison costs and make the law more fair.

Florida's "drug-free zones" were created in 1987 and were only around schools.

But since then 8 more categories have been added to the drug free zones including churches, parks, and convenience stores.

Some lawmakers point out because of the expansion there are whole neighborhoods in a "drug free zone"

Supporters say the law unfairly targets minorities for low level drug crimes.

They want to make the law more effective and keep small time drug offenders out of Florida's prisons

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