Man beat woman, you won’t believe why

Man beat woman, you won’t believe why

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested after he beat a woman for allegedly shooting heroin without him. Several deputies responded to the 2200 block of Northeast 63rd Street in reference to a disturbance. When deputies arrived, they said they could hear screaming coming from inside the home. According to the arrest affidavit, deputies heard […]

$25,000 in Ecstasy seized

$25,000 in Ecstasy seized

Ocala, Florida — Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) agents seized $25,000 in Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, better known as the sex drug, Rolex, or Ecstasy. Agents said they intercepted the package from the Netherlands, which was addressed to a local business located in the Jasmine Shopping Plaza, Ocala. The package allegedly contained 1,000 pills. Agents also recovered […]

Known drug dealer arrested, no bond

Known drug dealer arrested, no bond

Ocala, Florida — A Five Guys Burger employee was arrested and is being held without bond after she failed to appear before the court. Angel Ann Smothers, 26, was arrested for trafficking in hydrocodone in April of 2013. She was 23 at the time. In August of 2014, a confidential informant told drug agents that Smothers […]

Marion Oaks woman burnt a child with cigarette

Marion Oaks woman burnt a child with cigarette

Ocala, Florida — A woman arrested for battery says she did not do anything wrong. Ocala police responded to a residence after the mother of a juvenile victim reported that the child had been intentionally burned with a cigarette. According to reports, Regina Patricia Mays, 53, went to the mother’s residence and demanded money. Mays […]

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, […]

$30 million in heroin seized

$30 million in heroin seized

Manhattan, New York — James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, and Joseph A. D’Amico, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the seizure of 46 […]

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 […]

Ocklawaha killer sentenced to 48 years

Ocklawaha killer sentenced to 48 years

Ocala, Florida — Accused killer, Isaac Duwayne Sheffield, 35, was sentenced to 48 years in prison by Circuit Judge Robert Hodges Monday. Sheffield was convicted of Second-degree Murder for the August 2013 killing of Stanley Yassen, 74, of Ocklawaha. At the time Yassen’s body was discovered inside his home, deputies said it was obvious that […]

K-9 drug bust yielded 336 grams of Ecstasy

K-9 drug bust yielded 336 grams of Ecstasy

Summerfield, Florida — On Saturday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Investigations Unit detectives conducted a traffic stop on a gold Hyundai Santa Fe after it crossed over the median divider and fog lines on the road at the 17700 block of South Highway 441, Summerfield. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Thomas Petrick, […]

FHP: Traffic stop leads to 19 charges

FHP: Traffic stop leads to 19 charges

Ocala, Florida — Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Juan A. Marrero was conducting traffic enforcement on I-75 at Mile Marker 361 when he “clocked” a white 2009 Infinity SUV at 92 mph. Trooper Marrero then activated his emergency lights, at which time the driver failed to stop. According to reports, when Trooper Marrero performed a computer […]

Woman wanted on numerous warrants was followed

Woman wanted on numerous warrants was followed

Ocala, Florida — On Friday, Ocala Post reported that Melissa Snyder, 25, was wanted on several warrants in Marion County. On Saturday, Less than 24-hours after the article was published, Snyder was arrested by Ocala Police. A bail bondsman, who read the article and had knowledge of the warrants, told Ocala Post that he followed […]

Woman, 25, wanted on multiple warrants

Woman, 25,  wanted on multiple warrants

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman, who has multiple active warrants for her arrest, is still on the run. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Melissa L. Snyder, 25, of Ocala. Snyder currently has active warrants for Failure to Appear (FTA) on various criminal charges. Snyder also has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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