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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 1/28/2013 

 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force Arrests 


At 12:00 pm, on Friday, January 25, 2013, members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force assisted with the arrest of 27-year-old Jeffery Mosley, DOB 06/19/1985, Bartow.  Mosley had an open warrant for Attempted Homicide and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. 

Detectives located Mosley at a Bartow residence he shares with a girlfriend, 29-year-old Katrina Matthews, DOB 02/27/1983.  Upon their arrival, detectives detected an odor of cannabis emitting from inside the residence.  A search warrant was obtained and detectives located approximately 115 grams of cocaine, 35 grams of cannabis, 32 ecstasy pills (10.2 grams) and digital scales. 

During the investigation, both, Mosley and Matthews admitted to smoking cannabis prior to detectives arriving.  There were five minor children located inside the residence at the time of the arrests.  The Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident.

Mosley, who is being held on no bond, was charged with:

·         Attempt First Degree Murder-Info Filed (Warrant arrest-Bartow PD Investigation)

·         Possession Weapon/Ammo Convicted Felon-Info Filed (Warrant Arrest-Bartow PD Investigation)

·         Trafficking Cocaine

·         Trafficking Phenethylamine

·         Sell Cannabis Public Housing 

·         Possession Structure/Vehicle Drug Trafficking

·         Possession Cannabis over 20g

·         Possession Drug Paraphernalia

·         5 Counts Child Abuse without Great Harm  

Matthews was charged with:

 ·         Resist Officer-Obstruct without Violence (Bartow PD Charge)

·         Possession of Cannabis within 1000 Feet Public Housing

·         Possession of Cannabis under 20g

·         Possession Structure/Vehicle Know Drug Manufacture with Minor Present

·         Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

·         5 Counts Child Abuse without Great Harm 

Matthews’ bond was set at $46,500.  She bonded out Sunday, January 27, 2013.

The Central Florida HIDTA Task Force is a multi-agency poly drug task force working in partnership with the White House, Office of National Drug Control Policy.  Agencies participating in the task force consist of: 

Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Bartow Police Department

Haines City Police Department

Lake Wales Police Department

Winter Haven Police Department

United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)