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 […]

City Council will discuss destroying farmland and Outside Sales Ordinance

City Council will discuss destroying farmland and Outside Sales Ordinance

Ocala, Florida — Tonight, January 20, 2015, the Ocala City Council will be holding several public meetings. The meetings will cover the Trinity Lane mixed-use development that would destroy the farmland at Red Oak and Ocala Stud farms, for the purpose of development. The farms are located off of Southwest 27th Avenue. Jennifer L. Hoefsmit, […]

Sunday night shooting at Spring Manor Apartments

Sunday night shooting at Spring Manor Apartments

Ocala, Florida — Once again, residents of Spring Manor Apartments, Ocala, listened to helicopters as they flew over the apartment complex Sunday night. According to the Ocala Police Department, police were searching for a suspect that reportedly fired shots in the area. Luckily, no one was injured during the shooting. Police said the shooter was […]

MCSO: Suspects shot 8-year-old in throat with Airsoft gun

MCSO: Suspects shot 8-year-old in throat with Airsoft gun

  Marion Oaks — Sunday, at approximately 2:00 p.m, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy J. Clark responded to the 3700 block of Southwest 150th Loop, Marion Oaks, in reference to a battery on a 8-year-old female victim. The juvenile had been shot in the throat with an Airsoft gun while she played outside her grandfather’s home. […]

Ocala police officer fired following sex case

Ocala police officer fired following sex case

Ocala, Florida — Last year, Ocala Post reported on Bennie L. Wilson, III, 41, the now former Ocala police officer arrested on two counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor. According to documents received from the Ocala Police Department, Wilson attended a pre-disciplinary conference on Thursday, following the end of an Internal Affairs investigation. […]

Off-duty deputy disarmed suspect at Ocala restaurant

Off-duty deputy disarmed suspect at Ocala restaurant

Ocala, Florida — On January 14, 2015, at approximately 8:55pm, officers responded to the El Toreo restaurant, located at 3510 SW 36th Ave., in reference to an altercation that involved an armed female. Off-duty Marion County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, John Lightle, was in the restaurant at the time, eating with his family. Deputy Lightle stated […]

Statement released: Dr. Asad Qamar, of the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE), speaks out

Statement released: Dr. Asad Qamar, of the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE), speaks out

Ocala, Florida — Florida cardiologist, Dr. Asad Qamar, of the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE), has released a video statement defending himself, and ICE, against two whistleblower lawsuits that have been filed. In the video, he stated ICE is taking care of approximately 24, 000 patients in Northern Central Florida with various medical needs. […]

DOJ investigation: Dr. Asad Qamar, Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE) and Dr. Humeraa Qamar

DOJ investigation: Dr. Asad Qamar, Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE) and Dr. Humeraa Qamar

Ocala, Florida — Department of Justice Official Press Release — The government has intervened in two lawsuits against a Florida cardiologist, Dr. Asad Qamar, and his physician group, the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE), alleging that Qamar and ICE billed Medicare for medically unnecessary peripheral artery interventions and paid kickbacks to patients by waiving […]

Local prostitute told undercover officer, no butt

Local prostitute told undercover officer, no butt

Ocala, Florida — On April 22, 2014, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) conducted a “Prostitution” operation throughout Marion County, Florida. At approximately 4 p.m., an undercover officer posing as a “John” made contact with a female, later identified as Julie Reddick, 24, of Gainesville, in the area of South Pine Avenue. During the […]

Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

  Ocala, Florida — The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) recently conducted a prostitution operation through Marion County for the sole purpose of identifying anyone selling sex for money. During the operation, an undercover officer posing as a “John” made contact with a woman, later identified as Amber Edwards, 26, while in the area […]