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Date: 6/25/2003  "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media 
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr. 
Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie
(863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager 

HIDTA Task Force Makes Significant Arrest & Seizure in Haines City 

The HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force made a significant arrest while assisting the Haines City Police Department on Tuesday, June 24, 2003.  The task force, comprised of PSCO deputies, Lakeland Police, Winter Haven Police, U.S. Border Patrol agents, and FDLE agents, served a search warrant at 1017 Ave B, Apt. 5, in Haines City. 

There they found large amounts of illegal narcotics, a firearm, and a large amount of currency.  Total amounts seized were:

  • over 250 grams of Methamphetamines

  • 200 grams of Cocaine

  • 10 lbs. Cannabis (marijuana).

Antwan Hall, BM, DOB 12/24/80, who lives at that address, was subsequently arrested and charged with:

  • 1 count Trafficking in Methamphetamine over 200 grams (F1 - $15,000 bond)
  • 1 count Trafficking in Cocaine over 28 grams (F1 - $15,000 bond)
  • 1 count Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell ($1,000 bond). 

Antwan was booked into the Polk County Jail and posted bail on June 25, 2003.

HIDTA is a federally grant-funded task force consisting of Polk County Sheriff’s detectives and officers from other agencies who are sworn by the Sheriff to enforce the laws in the county as well as their own jurisdictions.  The HIDTA grant was designed for the I-4 corridor drug traffic area.  The corridor consists of every county adjacent to the I-4 area.  The grant allows monies for training, equipment, purchasing evidence and payment of confidential informants.

HIDTA Task Force Information