Woman got high, passed out in Circle K bathroom

Woman got high, passed out in Circle K bathroom

Dunnellon, Florida — Dunnellon Police Officer Adam Robinson responded to a Circle K, located at 11946 U.S. Highway 41, in reference to a woman passed out in the bathroom. Upon arrival, a witness told Officer Robinson that a woman, later identified as Jessica K. McDowell, 29, was in the bathroom unresponsive. The witness told the […]

Nearly 1,000 gang members arrested in 6 weeks

Nearly 1,000 gang members arrested in 6 weeks

Nearly 1,000 gang members and associates from 239 different gangs were arrested in 282 cities across the U.S. during Project Wildfire, a six-week operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The operation targeted transnational criminal gangs and others associated with transnational criminal activity. “Criminal gangs inflict violence and fear […]

Woman used doctor’s DEA number to forge prescriptions

Woman used doctor’s DEA number to forge prescriptions

Ocala, Florida — A woman is serving weekend jail sentences following an investigation that linked her to multiple forged prescriptions. The Ocala Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office worked together on the investigation, which was initiated in November. According to investigators, Cristin Lowrey, 31, was utilizing Dr. James Rogers’ DEA number to call […]

DEA warning about the Schedule II narcotic fentanyl

DEA warning about the Schedule II narcotic fentanyl

On Wednesday, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a nationwide alert about the dangers of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues/compounds. Fentanyl is commonly laced in heroin, causing significant problems across the country, particularly as heroin abuse has increased. This alert was issued through the multi-agency El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) to all U.S. law […]

Bill would reclassify marijuana under federal law

Bill would reclassify marijuana under federal law

Washington — On Tuesday, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), during a news conference on Capitol Hill announced they are proposing legislation that would legalize state medical marijuana programs under federal law and reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act. “Today we join together to […]

SWAT raids Super 8 Motel room

SWAT raids Super 8 Motel room

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) obtained a search warrant and raided room number 149 of the Super 8 Motel located at 3924 West Silver Springs Boulevard. As a result, two drug dealers were arrested on a variety of drug and gun charges. In January, drug agents opened an […]

Granddaughter turned grandmother’s house into meth lab

Granddaughter turned grandmother’s house into meth lab

Ocala, Florida — The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) was assisting a probation officer with serving an arrest warrant after officials learned that the probationer might be manufacturing methamphetamine. When the agent arrived on scene, he saw the suspect, Tiffany A. Chancey, 21, standing outside. According to reports, Chancey pretended like she did not […]

Woman was so high she could barely talk

Woman was so high she could barely talk

Ocala, Florida — Career criminal and convicted felon, Amber N. Dail, 30, was arrested again Tuesday, and charged with Petit Theft Third Subsequent Offense, which is a felony. She was caught attempting to steal merchandise from a Dollar General, located at 4901 East State Road 40. She has also been arrested for stealing from the […]

Man with HIV bites chunk from deputy’s arm

Man with HIV bites chunk from deputy’s arm

Wellington, Florida — A Palm Beach County man infected with HIV remains behind bars after he bit a chunk from of a deputy’s arm. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called early Monday morning to the Coach House Restaurant and Bar in reference to a disturbance. When deputies arrived, Jeffery Switzer, […]

Woman arrested after she intervened with boyfriend’s arrest

Woman arrested after she intervened with boyfriend’s arrest

Summerfield, Florida — On Friday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Daniel Luiken, responded to the Kangaroo gas station, located at 10143 Southeast Sunset Harbor Road in reference to a battery. When Deputy Luiken arrived, he saw the suspect, later identified as Joseph E. Manning, 25, walking out of the store and across the parking lot. According […]

Man attempted to escape custody during hearing

Man attempted to escape custody during hearing

Ocala, Florida — Three Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bailiffs stationed at the Marion County Courthouse chased and apprehended out-of-custody inmate, Sonny Stehr, 24, Wednesday afternoon after he ran out of his pre-trial conference hearing. Honorable Judge Hale Stancil had just revoked Stehr’s bond for possession of Dilaudid (hydromorphone) and possession of methamphetamine, which meant he […]

Two deputies injured after a meth lab exploded

Two deputies injured after a meth lab exploded

  Daytona Beach, Florida — Two Volusia County sheriff’s deputies, two adults, and an eight-month-old baby were taken to a hospital after a meth lab explosion today. Hazmat was dispatched to the area and residents were asked to stay indoors. According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at approximately 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, […]

MCSO: Meth lab discovered with children in the house

MCSO: Meth lab discovered with children in the house

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday afternoon, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Chase Ash, 32, and his girlfriend, Hope Wright, 27, on multiple charges. While officers assisted the Department of Children and Families (DCF) on a child well-being check at the couple’s residence at 2605 SE 69th Place, Ocala, deputies discovered two separate containers filled […]

Two violent career criminals arrested for drug trafficking

Two violent career criminals arrested for drug trafficking

Ocala, Florida — The investigation began October 2014, when the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) received information concerning a drug trafficking organization that was allegedly distributing cocaine and marijuana throughout Marion County and surrounding areas. As part of the strike teams preliminary investigation, UDEST identified that two (2) drug traffickers, within this organization, namely […]

Churchill Dentistry raided for the second time

Churchill Dentistry raided for the second time

  Ocala, Florida — Churchill Dentistry, formerly Polliwog Dental, is back in the spotlight once again. In addition to child abuse allegations, there have been allegations that former owner Michael Tarver overbilled Medicaid for multiple procedures performed by his office. In November 2013, Ocala Post reached out to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration […]