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 […]

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 […]