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 […]

Man was shooting heroin, overdosed on playground while child present

Man was shooting heroin, overdosed on playground while child present

Ocala, Florida — A small child was roaming the Day’s Inn, located at 3811 Northwest Blitchton Road, while the father was passed out on the playground. At approximately 8:45 p.m., Tuesday, a Good Samaritan called Ocala police and stated that a child was “roaming the area” and that, the father was asleep on the playground. […]

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 […]

$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 […]

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 […]

Two drug dealers arrested, drugs were in children’s reach

Two drug dealers arrested, drugs were in children’s reach

Ocala, Florida — Two drug dealers are off the street after detectives discovered a couples drug operation while serving a warrant this week. On Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Detective Tortora and Deputy McQuaig responded to 3841 Northeast 16th Avenue, Ocala, in reference to a warrant check on Andrew W. Eden, 28. Eden had an active warrant […]

Heroin dealer arrested in Ocala

Heroin dealer arrested in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — An undercover investigation by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team lead to the arrest of a heroin dealer in Ocala. On one occasion, agents reported that Melissa S. Young, 31, A.K.A Melissa Parrish, sold five aluminum bindles of heroin to an informant.  During a second encounter, Young sold four bindles of heroin […]

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 […]

Bronx, New York Bust Yields $8 Million In Smack

Bronx, New York Bust Yields $8 Million In Smack

  Bronx, New York — Last night, members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force comprised of agents and officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the New York State Police (NYSP) dismantled a massive operational heroin mill at 2910 Wallace Avenue, Apartment #2E, Bronx, New York. […]