March 5, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Shanley, 863 534-6631 or
Undercover Drug Operation Nets Eight Arrests
An undercover operation by the Polk County
Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and the Wabash area COPS Unit culminated
in the arrest today (Friday, March 5, 2004) of eight suspects on various
The following were arrested and charged:
Jerry Seymour, DOB 4/9/63, of 3030 Old Tampa Highway in Lakeland,
charged with Possession of Meth, Possession of Paraphernalia, and a
warrant for FTA DWLSR. John Jess, DOB 7/24/53, no address, charged with
Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Detra Jones, DOB 11/25/69, of 724 Spicewood Drive in Lakeland, charged
with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Octavious Thomas, DOB 5/26/75, of 517 Oregon Street in Lakeland, charged
with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession
of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Victor Baez, DOB 8/18/46, of 4505 Balentine Court in Lakeland, charged
Pamela Robbins, DOB 3/13/58, of 825 Memphis Road in Lakeland, charged
with Resisting without Violence.
Kathy Hamilton, DOB 4/22/75, of 4362 Ramblewood North in Mulberry,
charged with Soliciting Another to Purchase Cocaine, Possession of
Cocaine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Charlene Geiger, DOB 11/29/61, of 6805 New Tampa Highway #14 in
Lakeland, charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of
Paraphernalia and DWLSR.
The arrests were the result of an undercover operation in which
detectives conducted undercover drug buys followed by the execution of a
search warrant at a residence located at 2503 Gallitan Road in Lakeland