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    The Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of dangerous counterfeit pills killing Americans. Mexican drug cartels are manufacturing mass quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid that is lethal in minute doses, for distribution...
    Two people were arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on Halloween following an October 30, pursuit. The two suspects, Andrew William Wiggins, 20, and Ashlynn M. Fox, 26, fled from deputies in the 12000 block of West Highway...
    Marion County is continuing to see an increase in cases of hepatitis A locally and is encouraging residents to get vaccinated for the virus. To help, the Department of Health in Marion County is holding its second drive-through hepatitis...
    On October 14, Ocala police responded to Walmart, located at 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd. after a woman was reported for stealing merchandise. Dana Corrigan, 34, stole three purses and each of them had been stuffed with merchandise. She was...
    Three felons were arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in Marion County. According to reports, the driver was stopped because of an expired tag. The driver, Ricky Deeley, 34, a violent criminal who has multiple felony convictions, including possession of cocaine...
    Citrus County Deputies Richardson and Garrison Thursday night conducted a traffic stop on a black trailblazer that had a headlight out. According to reports, when the vehicle came to a stop on Rosedale and Pershing Drive, the passenger Joseph Monti...
    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...