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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 1/25/2017 

 PCSO Undercover Narcotics Unit Arrests 15 Suspects During Meth Investigation 


On January 24, 2017, undercover detectives assigned to the PCSO Narcotics Unit served search warrants at three locations and arrested 15 suspects during an undercover investigation into trafficking of Methamphetamines.  

Detectives received information that a suspect named Willie James Robinson was selling Meth from his hotel room at the Stay Inn & Suites in Bartow. Detectives observed Robinson at the hotel, and took him into custody. Robinson had 8.75 grams of Meth and two handguns in his vehicle. Detectives served a search warrant on room 246 where Robinson was staying, and made contact with three people in that room: Katrina Wise, Brittany McCurry, and Demarcus Jefferson. Detectives found 21 grams of Meth and 51 grams of marijuana in the room. All three suspects were arrested. Detectives then served a search warrant on room 225, where Neil Anderson was staying and suspected of dealing drugs. Detectives made contact with Anderson in the room, where they also found a digital scale with Meth residue and a handgun. Anderson was placed under arrest.

During previous months, detectives learned that a suspect named Edward Bailey was selling Meth from 825 Southern Avenue in Lakeland. Detectives served a search warrant at the residence, and made contact with nine people there. Inside the residence and a shed, detectives found multiple clear plastic baggies containing marijuana, some Methamphetamine, a metal marijuana grinder, narcotics ledgers, drug paraphernalia, multiple pills, and items commonly used in the manufacturing of Methamphetamines.

The six suspects arrested in Bartow and the nine suspects arrested in Lakeland are:


Willie James Robinson, Jr., DOB 9/23/85, charged with: Armed Trafficking In Methamphetamine over 28 grams, Carry Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams, Keep Shop/Veh Etc. for Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Robinson has 13 previous arrests in Polk County for: Trafficking Meth, Unlawful Use 2-Way Device, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana WITS, DWLSR, Burglary, Resisting Arrest, Battery, and Disturb/Interfere with School Function.

Neil Anderson, DOB 12/26/79, charged with: Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Tampering with Evidence, Unlawful use of a Two-Way Communication Device. Anderson has been to state prison 6 times and his criminal history includes prior arrests for: Grand Theft of Motor Vehicle (5 counts), Agg Battery (DV), Burglary (4 counts), Grand Theft, False Verification to Pawnbroker, Dealing in Stolen Property, Fleeing to Elude, Poss of more than One Valid DL, Violation of Restriction on DL, Poss of Weapon/Ammo by Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammo by Convicted Felon, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Poss of Methamphetamine (4 counts), Agg Battery, Kidnap/False Imprisonment, Petit Theft, Poss Burglary Tools, Loitering and Prowling, DWLSR, Failure to Register Vehicle, Parole Violation, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Para, Resist Arrest, Contempt of Court, DUI, Reckless Driving.

Katrena Wise, DOB 9/13/87, charged with: Possession of Meth, Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her criminal history includes arrests for: Battery, DWLSR, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Para, Poss Harmful New Legend Drug w/out Prescription, Possess of Methamphetamine, DWLSR, Possess Marijuana. 

Brittany McCurry, DOB 3/9/90, charged with: Possession of Meth, Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her criminal history includes arrests for: Probation Violation, Petit Theft, Illegal Use of Credit Card.

Joshua Miranda, DOB 12/3/90, charged with: Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His criminal history includes arrests for: Possess of Meth WITS, Poss Drug Para, DWLSR, Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, Probation Violation, DUI.

Demarcus Jefferson, DOB 10/19/89, charged with: Possession of Meth, Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Sell, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His criminal history includes arrests for: Agg Assault with Weapon, Battery (DV), FTA, DWLSR.

Eddie Bailey, DOB 2/11/68, charged with: Manufacturing of Meth, Possession of Meth WITS within 1,000 feet of a school, Possession of Marijuana under twenty (20) grams, Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Maintaining a Structure to Keep Controlled Substance. Bailey has been to state prison 3 times and his criminal history includes prior arrests for:  Manufacture Distribute Sell Imitation Drugs, Sale Meth within 1000 feet of School, Possess Oxycodone with intent to Sell, Possess Metha within 1000 feet of school, Possess Drug Para, Probation Violation, Burglary, Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief, Poss Drug Para, DWLSR (Habitual Offender), Grand Theft (Motor Vehicle), Petit Theft, Battery, Battery (DV), Failure to Appear, Burglary, Grand Theft, Possess Burglary Tools, Resist LEO, Carrying Concealed Weapon, Delivery Cocaine, Trespassing, Criminal Mischief.

Marvin Morris, DOB 10/7/59, charged with: Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Morris has been to state prison 9 times and his criminal history includes prior arrests for: Disorderly Intoxication, Possess of Marijuana, Poss Drug Para, Tamper with Evidence, Burglary, Trespassing, Petit Theft, Resist LEO, Possession of Meth, Possess of Drug Para, Shoplifting, Petit/Retail Theft, Bribery, Dealing in Stolen Property, Burglary, Arson, Grand Theft, Attempted Arson, Battery on LEO, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, Armed Residence Burglary, Smuggling Contraband into Correctional Facility, Disorderly Intoxication, Intro Contraband into State Penal Institution, Petit Theft, Probation Violation, Fleeing to Elude, Trespassing on School Property, Reckless Driving, Delivery of Marijuana, Sale of Marijuana, Deliver Dangerous Drugs (Cocaine, Marijuana, Phencyclidine).
 

Charlene Davis, DOB 8/24/63, charged with: Possession of Meth, Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of Prescription Medication Without a Prescription (9 counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Maintaining a Structure to Keep Controlled Substance. Her criminal history includes an arrest for Disorderly Conduct

Tequila BeBee, DOB 1/26/89, charged with: Possession of Meth, Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, VOP. BeBee had two active warrants for: Violation of Probation (Poss Drug Para and Resist Arrest) and Writ of Bodily Attachment. Her criminal history includes arrests for: Possession of Drug Para, Possession of Meth, Resist LEO, Battery (DV-Felony), Battery, Possession of Marijuana, Failure to Appear, Introduce Contraband into Correctional Facility, Felony Battery, Agg Battery, Probation Violation.

Christopher Sodt, DOB 8/21/83, charged with Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sodt has been to state prison 2 times and his criminal history includes prior arrests for: Uttering a Forged Instrument, Forgery, Possess Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possess Counterfeit Bill with intent to Distribute, Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, Grand Theft (Motor Vehicle), Resist LEO, Petit Theft, Forgery (10 or more bills), Possess Tools Paper for Forgery Counterfeiting, Obstruction of LEO, Probation Violation, Resist LEO, Possession of Meth, Possess Drug Para, Burglary with Assault, Robbery with Firearm, Tamper Harass Witness/Victim.

Lanette Hart, DOB 1/22/84, charged with Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her criminal history includes prior arrests for: Probation Violation, Battery (DV), Have Forged Note in Possession, Petit Theft, Resist LEO, Possess of Methamphetamine, Possess Drug Para.

William Hanshew, DOB 9/10/63, charged with: Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams, Possession of Prescription Medication Without a Prescription, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hanshew has been to state prison 1 time and his criminal history includes prior arrests for: Battery (DV), Robbery with Weapon, Sell Cocaine, Possess of Metha, Manufacture Meth, Possession of Listed Chemical, Possess Drug Para, Burglary, Felony Battery, Probation Violation, DWLSR (Habitual), Battery, Agg Battery, Violation of Probation, Possess of Marijuana, Resist LEO, Grand Theft (Vehicle), Carry Concealed Weapon, Trespassing, Agg Assault on LEO, Larceny.

Patricia Goff, DOB 1/25/76, charged with: Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Goff has been to state prison 2 times and her criminal history includes arrests for: Probation Violation, Failure to Appear, Trespassing, Possess of Meth, Possess Drug Para, Delivery Meth, Battery, Possess Marijuana over 20 Grams, Possession of Cocaine with intent to Sell, Possess Carry Firearm by Convicted Felon, Failure to Register Motor Vehicle, DWLSR, Give False Name to LEO.

Joseph Dimmitri, DOB 11/28/78, charged with: Possession of Meth, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Maintaining a Structure to Keep Controlled Substance. Dimmitri has been to state prison 3 times and his criminal history includes arrests for: Retail Theft, Petit Theft, Resist LEO, Loitering and Prowling, Possess of Meth, Probation Violation, Retail Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, Grand Theft, Giving False Info to Pawn Broker, Oper Veh w/o DL, DWLSR, Burglary (Dwelling), Grand Theft.