Good Samaritan saved 4-year-old child

"She should have never left me in charge of [the victim.] Man, I would never have trusted me to watch any kids."

Good Samaritan saved 4-year-old child

Ocala, Florida — A Good Samaritan saved a 4-year-old child Friday from being hit by a car. The Good Samaritan was driving in 3100 block of Southeast 95th Street, when she saw the child running in the roadway. The witness said the child was nearly hit by several vehicles before she stopped her car and rescued […]

8 arrested after meth lab was discovered

8 arrested after meth lab was discovered

[Last updated on August 11, 2016, at 11:30 p.m., to include the current booking photo for Corey Mills and a list of his previous charges. The arrest affidavit had Mills’ name spelled as Cory instead of Corey, therefore Mills’ previous charges were not displayed during the initial investigation by OP.] Ocala, Florida — Eight people were arrested Tuesday after […]

Vacant house was being used as meth lab

Vacant house was being used as meth lab

  Ocala, Florida — Members of the United Drug Enforcement Strike Team were notified after Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residential burglary and discovered a meth lab. When deputies arrived at 5049 Southeast 42nd Street, in response to a burglary in progress, they immediately smelled an odor consistent with cooking methamphetamine. Amanda Bacon, […]

FHP: Meth lab found inside truck

FHP: Meth lab found inside truck

Volusia County – At  approximately 11:44 a.m., on April 12, 2016, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper  saw a 1996 Mazda Protégé with illegal window tint traveling southbound on U.S. 17. The trooper then conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 17, near State Road 40. The driver was later identified as Jesse Wayne Spencer, 32 , […]

School board employee arrested at school, faces 66 charges

"I am going to lose my job. I smoke weed and I have it in my purse right now."

School board employee arrested at school, faces 66 charges

Lakeland, Florida — Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Sleepy Hill Middle School cafeteria manager for drug possession on Tuesday. PCSO deputies responded to Sleepy Hill Middle School in Lakeland to investigate an anonymous tip in reference to Polk County School Board employee, Carolyn Jackson, 41, of Lakeland, who is employed as the cafeteria manager, […]

Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests

Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police made a double arrest as they attempted to serve a warrant on a felon over the weekend. Ocala Police Officers Hall and Diesso responded to the 200 block Northeast 19th Avenue after they received a tip that a woman with outstanding warrants would be at the location. While police were […]

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Ocala, Florida — Heroin (smack) use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. According to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the greatest increases have occurred in groups with historically […]

K-9 sniffs out heroin syringe; woman arrested

K-9 sniffs out heroin syringe; woman arrested

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information that a warrant suspect they had been searching for was traveling to the Pilot on Highway 484 and I-75, Ocala, last week. While conducting surveillance of the area, a deputy saw a green Chevy pickup truck being driven by the suspect’s brother and two other occupants pull […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Children were living in meth home surrounded by filth

Children were living in meth home surrounded by filth

Crystal River, Florida — On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit, Levy/Citrus Meth Task Force, and Citrus Fire Rescue and Hazardous Materials Team executed a search warrant for the manufacturing of methamphetamine at 4220 North Ashton Terrace, Crystal River 34428. During a search of the property, approximately […]

Anonymous tip leads to meth lab bust in Belleview

Anonymous tip leads to meth lab bust in Belleview

Belleview, Florida — On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy A. Rodriguez responded to 11820 SE 99 Court, Belleview, Florida , in reference to investigating an anonymous complaint; according to the tipster, methamphetamine was being manufactured within the residence. Upon her arrival, Deputy Rodriguez’s observations lent credibility to the tipster’s allegations. He could […]

Meth bust in Crystal River

Meth bust in Crystal River

Crystal River, Florida — Crystal River is short a few more criminals tonight. Today, June 25, 2014, members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit and the Community Crimes Division executed a search warrant at 8146 North Pine Haven Point, Crystal River. Detectives had evidence that methamphetamine was being manufactured in the home. […]

Ocala girl went from promising nurse, to her life being taken over by meth

Ocala girl went from promising nurse, to her life being taken over by meth

Ocala, Florida — Danielle Bordges, a Forest High School graduate inspired to become a healthcare professional and mother of a young boy, was just 18-years-old the first time she was arrested. Bordges has literally spent her entire adult life in-and-out of the Marion County Jail; mostly for charges of Simple Battery. Eventually Bordges started following […]

Carlee Moore cooked meth with her 6-Year-Old present

Carlee Moore cooked meth with her 6-Year-Old present

Deltona, Florida — Over the weekend, a tip led Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies to a house in Deltona where methamphetamine was being cooked in the presence of a 6-year-old child. Investigators spent several hours clearing out the highly dangerous chemicals found inside the residence located at 2555 Doyle Road, the home of 31-year-old Carlee Moore and […]