Date: September 25, 2002 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager

Carrie Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager

Four Arrested On Drug Charges

Following an undercover investigation, Polk County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and Tactical Drug Unit members executed a search warrant last night (Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002) around 9 p.m. at a residence located at 1748 Old Bartow Road in Lake Wales.

During the search, detectives seized 5 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine, with a street value of approx $36,000. Drug paraphernalia and equipment also was found in the residence and taken into evidence.

The following were arrested as a result of the investigation and subsequent search:

Rebecca Lopez, DOB 12/19/82, of 18 West Bay Blvd. in Lake Wales, charged with Trafficking in Meth (over 400 grams).

 

 

Diana Chapman, DOB 4/6/57, of 1748 Old Bartow Road in Lake Wales, charged with Possession of Meth and Possession of Paraphernalia.

 

 

Amy Burney, DOB 5/30/57, of 1107 30th Street N in Haines City, charged with Possession of Alprazolam (approximately 25 pills of prescription drug commonly known as Zanex).

 

 

Jessica Barton, DOB 7/23/79, of 106 N Martin Road in Lake Wales, charged with Possession of Meth and Possession of Paraphernalia.

 

 

All were booked into the Polk County Jail. The investigation is continuing.

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