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 […]

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 […]

FBI: Extreme case of witness intimidation

FBI: Extreme case of witness intimidation

Philadelphia — As far as witness intimidation goes, Philadelphia drug trafficker Kaboni Savage and members of his criminal enterprise appeared to corner the market on how far they would go to silence anyone willing to testify against the organization. The most horrifying example of this was the brutal firebombing that resulted in the deaths of […]

Woman sent drug-laced love letters to jail

Woman sent drug-laced love letters to jail

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested yesterday for sending her incarcerated boyfriend drug-laced love letters. According to officials, a part-time mail clerk made the discovery when she lifted the stamp off a letter from Sarah Laurito, 18, to Jeremy Weber, 25, because it was not sticking to the envelope properly. Marion County Sheriff’s […]

Baby ingested methadone pill

Baby ingested methadone pill

  Lakeland, Florida — On Friday, September 19, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 34-year-old Shawn Cross of 5417 Rebecca Lane in Lakeland, and charged him with one count of Possession of Controlled Substance and one count Child Neglect. According to the affidavit , Cross purchased four (4) methadone prescription pills […]

MCSO: Ocala woman picked up on VOP warrant

MCSO: Ocala woman picked up on VOP warrant

  Ocala, Florida — A 21-year-old Ocala woman remains behind bars tonight after she was arrested for violating the terms of her felony drug probation. Kaylin Guthrie was placed on felony probation after Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Eduardo Bustamante-Munt, witnessed Guthrie pull her vehicle behind the Silver River Inn and purchase a baggie of cocaine. […]

Hydrocodone moves from a schedule III to schedule II

Hydrocodone moves from a schedule III to schedule II

  Washington –On Friday the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will publish in the Federal Register the Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II, as recommended by the Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and as supported by […]

Walmart pharmacy tech arrested

Walmart pharmacy tech arrested

  Deltona, Florida — As a pharmacy technician at the Walmart store on Howland Boulevard in Deltona, Kelly Curry had a pretty good deal on prescription pain pills — paying just $4 for a bottle that should have cost $75. That good deal, which also was illegal, was brought to a halt on Wednesday after […]

Drug ringleader busted in Marion Oaks

Drug ringleader busted in Marion Oaks

Ocala, Florida — A drug ringleader arrested in Marion Oaks yielded weapons, drugs, and a large sum of cash. Six drug dealers, four men and two women, were arrested following an United Drug Enforcement Strike Team investigation. The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team initiated an investigation that spanned three (3) months. The long-term investigation culminated […]

Killer grandmother said, “I was fed up with him.”

Killer grandmother said, “I was fed up with him.”

Tallahassee, Florida — On August, 5, 2014, a grandmother was charged with murdering her 7-year-old grandson while she was babysitting him. According to reports, Mason Rhinehart and his brother were playing video games in their Lake Plantation home Tuesday when their grandmother interrupted and said, “I have a surprise for you.” Martha White, 63, then […]

Crack mom was smoking with infant in hand

Crack mom was smoking with infant in hand

Daytona Beach, Florida — Daytona Beach Police Officer Andre Walker responded to 518 South Martin Luther King Boulevard in reference to a black female sitting on the curb behind the business, holding a baby. As the officer approached the woman, later identified as, Bobbre Williams, 37, he observed her holding her one-month-old baby. Williams was […]

Ocala woman kicked deputy in face

Ocala woman kicked deputy in face

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested after she kicked a deputy in the face and then slipped out of her handcuffs. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Simpson, responded to the 2100 block of NE 56th Street in Ocala, after a property owner called about a female trespasser. The reportee told the deputy that […]

Police pull extra detail at Spring Manor Apartments following shooting; could be more to story

Police pull extra detail at Spring Manor Apartments following shooting; could be more to story

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department now has the dangerous task of protection detail at Spring Manor Apartments following today’s shooting death of 19-year-old Jaire Burgess. Pulling detail tonight was K-9 Sergeant Erica Hay and K-9 Officer Casey Walsh. Dressed in full tactical uniforms, including bulletproof vests, they were ready to begin their shifts. […]

FedEx Corporation accused of drug trafficking

FedEx Corporation accused of drug trafficking

San Francisco, California — A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted FedEx Corporation, FedEx Express, Inc., and FedEx Corporate Services, Inc., on July 17, 2014, with conspiracies to traffic in controlled substances and mis-branded prescription drugs for its role in distributing controlled substances and prescription drugs for illegal Internet pharmacies, announced United States Attorney […]

Mom first to be arrested under new law

Mom first to be arrested under new law

Madisonville, Tennessee — The Monroe County sheriff’s Department has made their first arrest under a new state law that allows law enforcement to arrest the mother of a newborn that tests positive for drugs. Mallory Loyola, 26, of Madisonville, gave birth to a baby girl on July 6, 2014. UT Medical Center notified the Department […]

Elderly couple face felony charges

Elderly couple face felony charges

Summerfield, Florida — A 64-year-old man and 70-year-old woman have been arrested on multiple felony charges. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, on July 6, 2014, Deputies Clark and Race responded to the 9800 block of 163rd LN in response to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Deputies Clark and Race made contact with Bradley […]

Repeat felon on the streets again

Repeat felon on the streets again

Marion County – On June 28, 2014, Deputy Frost responded to the 5000 block of SE HWY 42 in reference to a traffic stop conducted by K-9 Deputy Parker; during the traffic stop K-9 Deputy “Hero” alerted on the driver’s vehicle. The driver was identified as Michael Myers, 38, of Ocklawaha. Deputy Parker stated that […]