27 people arrested in Polk County drug bust - FOX 13 News

27 people arrested in Polk County drug bust

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Sheriff's Office detectives arrest 27, including three juveniles, for trafficking, sale, possession, and purchase of illegal drugs.

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives acting in an undercover capacity conducted a three-month long series of investigations designed to interdict street-level drug sales in the Lakeland, Bartow, and Lake Wales areas.

Deputies, responding to tips and interviews with residents and criminal suspects, developed information that led to the identification of suspects involved in the purchase and sale of illegal drugs.

Drug sales targeted during this investigation were: methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana.

On Friday, December 20, 2013, three separate search warrants were executed at three separate locations resulting in the arrest of 27 suspects, including three juveniles, all charged with a variety of crimes including: Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Sell within 1000 feet of Church, Trafficking in Oxycodone, Sale of Oxycodone, Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Traffic Oxycodone, Conspiracy to Sell Cannabis, Sale of MDMA (Ecstasy), Possession of MDMA with Intent to Sell, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, Sale of Cannabis, Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Sales, Maintaining a Vehicle for Drug Sales, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell within 1000 feet of Church, and Possession Of Paraphernalia, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and Marijuana.

Search warrants were conducted at 1125 Mercury Drive East in Lakeland, 401 Domaris Avenue, Lake Wales, and 3642 Swindell Road, Lakeland. As a result of the warrant searches, detectives located approximately two pounds of cannabis, 63.8 grams of Hydrocodone, 3.7 grams of Oxycodone, four handguns, one of which was determined to be stolen from Hillsborough County, and $11,079 in currency derived from drug proceeds.

"I thank the hard working and law abiding residents of Polk County who give us tips about suspicious activity happening in their neighborhoods. When drug dealers are selling their poison to addicts, it attracts crime and criminals to the neighborhood. We work hand in hand with residents, churches and businesses to arrest dealers and buyers to fight the crime that occurs before, during and after drug transactions and drug use. By arresting both the buyers and sellers, we send a clear message - we will not tolerate illegal drug activity, nor the crime associated with illegal drugs." -Sheriff Grady Judd.

Arrested are/were:

1. 17-year-old Lakeland juvenile male. Charged with Solicit to Purchase Cannabis

2. 45-year-old Jeffrey Allen Barnes, DOB 3/9/68, 2403 Chestnut Woods Drive, Lakeland. Charged with Sell of MDMA, Possession of MDMA with Intent to Sell, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell (2 Counts), Sell of Cannabis, and Possession of Paraphernalia

3. 26-year-old Curtis Ingram, DOB 10/27/87, 601 N. Lake Avenue, Lakeland. Charged with Sell of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, Sell of Cannabis, Maintain Dwelling for Drug Sell, and Possession of Paraphernalia

4. 28-year-old Scottie Hawkins Jr., DOB 6/17/85, 613 S 16th Street, Haines City. Charged with Conspiracy to Sell Cannabis

5. 22-year-old Ronnie Hardison, DOB 4/1/91, 4125 Gillespie Avenue, Sarasota. Charged with Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, Sell of Cannabis, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Maintain a Vehicle for Drug Sell.

6. 16-year-old Jovonta D. Kelly, DOB 1/10/97, 2028 Sommerville Drive N, Lakeland. Charged with Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, Sell of Cannabis, and Possession of Paraphernalia

7. 16-year-old Joshua Highsmith, DOB 4/7/97, 1530 Lewis Griffin Road, Lake Wales. Charged with Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, Sell of Cannabis, and Possession of Paraphernalia

8. 48-year-old Barbette Dias, DOB 11/26/65, DOB 3013 Reiter Drive, Auburndale. Charged with Trafficking in Oxycodone, Sell of Oxycodone, Possession Of Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Hydrocodone, Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams, and Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine

9. 53-year-old Steven Hall, DOB 2/22/60, 3013 Reiter Drive, Auburndale. Charged with Conspiracy to Traffic Oxycodone, Maintain a Vehicle for Drug Trafficking, Driving While License Suspended/Revoked, Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams, Possession of Paraphernalia

10. 49-year-old Kurt Brinson, DOB 2/18/64, 1150 3rd Street SW, Winter Haven. Charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, Maintain a Vehicle for Drug Trafficking, Possession of Paraphernalia

11. 40-year-old Teresa Brinson, DOB 2/22/73, 1150 3rd Street SW, Winter Haven. Charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Maintain a Vehicle for Drug Trafficking, Resisting Without Violence, and Possession of Paraphernalia

12. 24-year-old Eddie Keys, DOB 5/23/89, 218 Eagle Lake Loop Road, Eagle Lake. Charged with Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine, Armed Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, Possession of Cannabis over 20 Grams, Maintain a Dwelling/Vehicle for Drug Trafficking, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Contributing to the Dependency of a Minor

13. 24-year-old Brian Demarcus West, DOB 9/26/89, 603 Emma Street, Lakeland. Charged with Trafficking Hydrocodone, Sell Hydrocodone within 1000 feet of Church, Sell of Cannabis within 1000 feet of Church, Possession of Cannabis within 1000 feet of Church, Conspiracy to Sell Cocaine, Sell Counterfeit Substance, Resist Officer without Violence, and Possession of Paraphernalia

14. 22-year-old Kamorri Collins, DOB 3/29/91, 1243 Josephine Street, Lakeland. Charged with Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, Sell of Cannabis, and Drug Paraphernalia

15. 21-year-old Shaquille Robinson, DOB 8/29/92, 250 43rd Street, Davenport. Charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Sell within 1000 feet of Church, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell within 1000 feet of Church, Possession of Cannabis, and Possession of Paraphernalia

16. 45-year-old Wesley Hudson, DOB 9/18/68, 718 Nashville Road, Lakeland. Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cannabis, and Possession of Paraphernalia

17. 29-year-old Ricardo Martindale, DOB 1/29/1983, 3642 Swindell Road, Lakeland. Charged with Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell within 1000 feet of Church, Possession of Cannabis over 20 grams, Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony, Maintaining Dwelling for Drug Sales, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm

18. 23-year-old Jessica Henderson, DOB 10/18/90, 904 S 4th St Apt 12H, Lake Wales. Charged with Solicit to Purchase Cannabis

19. 35-year-old William Dunlape, DOB 1/16/77, 401 Domaris Avenue #15, Lake Wales. Charged with Armed Trafficking Hydrocodone, Possession of Oxycodone, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, Possession of Cannabis over 20 grams, Own Structure/Residence to Sell Drugs, Possession of Prescription without Prescription, and Possession of Paraphernalia

20. 25-year-old Joshua Alonzo Mack, DOB 6/21/88, 605 Evergreen Pl, Winter Haven. Charged with Solicit to Purchase Cannabis

21. 24-year-old Javette Takeria McClain, DOB 11/6/89, 701 Domaris Ave #6, Lake Wales. Charged with Resist officer w/out Violence

22. 39-year-old Cheryl Young, DOB 6/6/74, 1125 Mercury Dr E, Lakeland. Charged with Possession of Cannabis, and Possession of Paraphernalia

23. 33-year-old Michael Thomas, DOB 11/14/1980, 208 W. Bullard St, Lake Wales. Possession of Cannabis, and Possession of Paraphernalia

24. 26-year-old Sherrard Simmons, DOB 10/17/77, 415 King St, Lake Wales. Charged with Sell of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Conspiracy to Sell Cannabis

25. 50-year-old Jonnath Daniels, DOB, 9/17/63, 330 C St, Lake Wales. Charged with 2 counts Sell of Cannabis, 2 counts Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, and 2 counts Possession of Paraphernalia

26. 51-year-old James Andrew Rowley, DOB 10/9/62, 513 S Scenic Hwy #16, Lake Wales. Charged with Solicit to Purchase Cannabis

27. 32-year-old Kelvin Young, DOB 8/21/82, 1125 Mercury Dr, Apt B, Lakeland. Charged with 2 counts Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, 2 Counts Sell of Cannabis, 2 Counts Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling for Drug Sell, and 2 counts Possession of Paraphernalia

The investigation is ongoing.

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