Should Coral Springs Have Searched the Principal's Bedroom?

Now we know that there was never any criminal complaint filed against Coral Park Elementary Principal Amanda Miles, who was charged with felony marijuana possession after police found three-quarters of an ounce of the stuff in her bedroom.

Well, of course there wasn't -- who would complain about a 60-year-old woman smoking pot in her bedroom?

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Miles leaving jail.
The complaint was aimed at her teenaged son, who lives in the house and was allegedly selling it, Coral Springs spokesman Joe McHugh told the Pulp last week. (McHugh said the complainant was a "confidential informant" whose identity wouldn't be revealed.)

So why did Coral Springs police Det. Joe Hubbard, who executed the search warrant, feel the need to search the principal's bedroom? 

Good people disagree on this issue, but the whole thing seems to be a stretch of police resources. Reputable polls have shown that a majority of Americans favor legalization. The president of the United States is a former pot smoker who once said, "When I was a kid, I inhaled. That was the point."

The City of Hollywood recently approved building a massive shrine to Jimmy Buffett on public beach land. That would be Jimmy Buffett of the Coral Reefer Band, an artist who mythologizes smugglers, has spoken publicly in the past of his fondness for grass, and once said, "I think marijuana will be legalized because all the lawyers smoke it." 

Come to think of it, Hollywood may as well decriminalize it now or the hypocrisy will be enormous. And considering the place will soon be defined by a place called Margaritaville, it might want to go light on public drunkenness (and screwing) as well.   

Speaking of Buffett, he's out of the hospital after receiving stitches. He was knocked out cold from yesterday's fall from the stage after a concert in Sydney. Inside there's a new video of the fall. He apparently misjudged the end of the stage due to the footlights, and the result is one of the strangest things you'll ever see. (And in case you're wondering, he has said in the past that he doesn't get stoned during shows, only after them.)

The accident happens at the 3:45 mark.


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MitchRapp
MitchRapp

Excuse me? Read the warrant.

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

I really like Jimmy Buffett but he is so a part of the machine now. 12 dollar hamburgers and cheap flip flops made in China. He truly has become the people his parents warned him about.

Anon
Anon

Dudes, the kid was selling. Mom uses pot. Arrests waiting to happen. A woman was selling in our neighborhood, lots of kids were on bicycles going to and from the house.

Dr Joy
Dr Joy

This is what happens when there is no male role model around.

Steve-O
Steve-O

When Jimmy Buffett rails against the "preachers and politicians" I wonder if he includes the Hollywood commissioners whom he had to grease?

Christy
Christy

There will be some cigars lighting up tonight.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

BREAKING NEWS: (from DBR)

Adler reaches $500,000 settlement with Rothstein trusteeA high-stakes trial won't be happening in attorney Russell Adler's fight with the bankruptcy receiver for the defunct law firm led by Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Re Ms. Miles ...Heard through a friend that this principal is most beloved, wonderful, respected et al, but kid is known for dealing (but not necessarily out of the home). For what this hearsay is worth.

Christy
Christy

Pulp,

Where did you get that picture?

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Oops. Wasn't even close to uno.

Margaritaville on the Casino Property, as the Johnson St. site has been referred since there actually was one there in Joe Young's day (founder) ... needs financing to get off the ground as a project. That little issue stymied the likes of those "given" the public land by the city over the past 15 years -- Gus Boulis, Donohue Peebles, others -- in the flushest of financial times. Stranger things can and have happened, folks. But you might see more action watching a pot boil.

Beth the Bounty Hunter
Beth the Bounty Hunter

You obviously don't know much about Hollywood Beach, it is a gang and drug infested at night with yourg kids meandering around. It's about time something of a langmark comes to the beach....it will bring families, it really needs a boost.....And I know a lot of attorneys in Hollywood that smoke pot as well. Name unknown.....

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Pulp says: ("And in case you're wondering, he has said in the past that he doesn't get stoned during shows, only after them").___________________________________________________________________________

And therein lies the problem.

Smoke em' if you got 'em
Smoke em' if you got 'em

For those who may may not realize it, Florida has the toughest marijuana possession laws in the nation. Over 20 grams is a Felony, and believe it or not, possession of any amount carries a two-year driver's license suspension; whether you were in a vehicle or not! Ponder that one for a moment; get caught smoking a "J" at a concert you walked to, and you lose your driver's license for 2 freakin' years. The most absurd part is that you can't get a work permit to drive for a minimum of 6 months. Even someone convicted of a first-time DUI gets a work permit to drive. Figure that one out folks!

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

Blew out a flip flop. Cut his heel - had to cruise on back home.

therealyaz
therealyaz

It all depends on what the warrent stated to be searched. Any arrests today?

Christy
Christy

No, but I think I know where she stashes her contraband.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

They are renting Jimmy's name. He's not the development wheel.

Moe
Moe

I hope Moe rubs them on his balls like the old days.

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

No doubt he will be celebrating at Rare (formerly Bova Prime) tonight with Stu Rosenfeldt. Those two guys are never out of that place .You would think that they would want to keep a lower profile but I guess not - its South Florida after all and there's little morality or shame here.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Someone here said weeks ago that he was just posturing about going to trial in order to cut a better deal for himself.

Oh wait, that was me. : )

No wonder he always has that stupid smirk on his face. It looks like he comes out of this thing clean as a whistle and with money in his pocket.

As Don King always says....."Only in America".

extreme moderate
extreme moderate

My daughter went to the elementary school she worked at. She is an excellent principal. I don't know anything about her kid. But the pot laws in this State are ****ing insane!!! If this woman was an alcoholic or addicted to pain pills (like some teachers I had in school) there would be no problem. But this woman's going to have her life destroyed for this. Land of the free, Ha!

Andy Gray
Andy Gray

From the picture it looks like Principal Miles is a member of SAG and I am not talking about the Screen Actors Guild.

Pulp
Pulp

Forgot to mention that Buffett has said he does like to have a few drinks before the show to take the edge off.

Pulp
Pulp

Per the Sun-Sentinel, the search warrant made no specific mention of Amanda Miles or her bedroom, though I suppose the entire house might have technically been fair game. Could be an interesting legal case.

Margaret Schorder
Margaret Schorder

I doubt Adler has a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of. Believe you me that 500k is killing him. That guy and his wife spent every nickle they made.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Agree. It's the type of behavior(s) that make you wonder if he/they are establishing a platform for a future run for office!

MitchRapp
MitchRapp

Technically my ass. All premises. Amanda's fine young dope dealer, er, I mean son put her in a trick bag. Sure, she's an innocent principal guiding our young children's lives but I prefer that my local school adminstrators not be potheads ...

Iknow
Iknow

now challenge at all, search warrants include the entire premise and curtilage therin. Also, without reading the warrant it most likely states all eveidence of drug sales, which would include address books, ledgers etc, therfore all drawers, containers etc are fair game. Although you and others may not agree, when police can pick and choose who gets arrested, we are all in trouble. The judge and state attorney are theones that will decide the fate of this woman, but the police found marijuana, which is still considered an illegal substance in her possession. Her son sold marijuana to an undercover police officer, based on an informants tip, they did their job and they did it correctly...hey hate the game not the playa.........

therealyaz
therealyaz

I believe the warrent has to state an exact purpose. What they are after, where they intend to find it, ect.. If it only states the address the whole property is open. I will be following it.

Pulp
Pulp

I have heard from good non-Adler friendly sources that Adler is indeed broke. It's hard to believe he went through all the money but they say he did.

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