Date: March 5, 2004 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

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

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 drug charges.

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 with DWLSR.

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 today.

 

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