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YUMA, Ariz. – On Thursday, July 18, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Yuma special agents arrested Alejandro Escobar-Rivera, 51, and seized 221.22 lbs. of...READ MORE
Summerfield -- Two people were found to be unconscious in a running vehicle parked at the gas pumps at the Circle K, located at 14870 South U.S. 441, Summerfield. On Wednesday, authorities were alerted after a clerk reported that the...
A known felon was arrested Monday after he was caught trespassing at the Sun Plaza Motel, located at 5461 East Silver Springs Boulevard, for the second time in less than two months. Upon searching the suspect, Justin Mendez, 27, he...
After collecting a total of more than 9.9 million pounds (nearly 5,000 tons) of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications during 15 previous events over the past eight years, the Drug Enforcement Administration expects to reach a total of...
Two drug dealers remain behind bars after their house was raided by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST). Agents executed a search warrant on the house on August 23. According to Ocala Police Department SWAT, they located three adults and...
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Los Angeles Field Division today announced Operation Faux Pharmacy, a multi-pronged initiative aimed at attacking the opioid epidemic by targeting rogue pharmacies throughout Southern California, Hawaii, and Nevada. DEA investigations over the last year identified...
During an early Saturday morning traffic stop, a deputy allegedly smelled marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. The driver, Pattreon Stokes, 26, was then asked to step out of the vehicle. Stokes also had a 7-month old child in the front...
The Ocala Police Department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event will be held at the Ocala Police Department, located at 402 South Pine Avenue, Saturday, April 29,...
Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man. MCSO Major Crimes Detectives have completed an investigation into Robert Morris Jones, 40, which began in 2016. According to detectives, Jones gave...
Ocala, Florida -- Ocala police responded to a domestic disturbance that led to felony drug charges. Timeline of events On October 15, police responded to a call in reference to an altercation between a husband and wife. The wife told police that her husband,...
Ocala, Florida -- Three drug dealers were arrested after agents with The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team received numerous tips about drugs being sold from an apartment in Citrus Park. The suspects also had a home located at 17315 Northeast 18th Avenue,...
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...
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$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...
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...
// Ocala, Florida -- Three career criminals were arrested after they kidnapped an Ocala man. The Ocala Police Department responded to 2147 Northwest 1st Avenue, after a man who had been kidnapped was able to "sneak"...
// 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...
// 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...
// Ocala, Florida -- A Mexican man, who is wanted for two murders in Marion County, and was an assassin for Mexican drug lords, pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of murder in California. Jose Manuel Martinez, 53, was arrested...
// 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...
// Ocala, Florida -- A homicide investigation is underway after police were notified that a man had been shot and killed Monday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Kerman Dent Jackson, 23, of Ocala. On Monday, Ocala...