Date: August 14, 2000 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager
Man Charged With Armed Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Dealing in Stolen Property

Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Lakeland man today (Monday, Aug. 14, 2000) on drug and dealing in stolen property charges following a search of the man's south Lakeland residence. 

Marse Farmer, DOB 9/25/62, of 1716 Oakland Road East in Lakeland, was arrested and charged with the following: 
Armed Trafficking in Methamphetamine over 200 grams. 
Dealing in Stolen Property 
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
Possession of Cannabis 

A search warrant was executed at Farmer's residence at 4:45 a.m. this morning. Deputies seized the following items from the residence: Nearly two pounds of methamphetamine 
$4,500 in cash Cannabis (less than 20 grams) 
Stolen motorcycle 
Two stolen air/heat units 
Four handguns and two rifles 

Farmer was arrested without incident and will be booked into the Polk County Jail.


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