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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 2/18/2015 

 Polk County Sheriff's Office HIDTA Detectives Arrest 6 During Methamphetamine Trafficking Investigation 


 

On February 16, 2015, members of the PCSO HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force and undercover detectives served a search warrant at 1528 CR 555 South in Bartow, resulting in six arrests and the seizure of illegal narcotics, U.S. currency, and a stolen motorcycle.

During the investigation, detectives seized/recovered: 

·         Four (4) pounds Methamphetamine

·         16 Hydrocodone pills

·         50 Alprazolam (Xanax) pills

·         13.5 Alprazolam (Xanax) bars

·         6 Oxycodone pills

·         2 Carisoprodol (Soma) pills

·         A loaded .22 caliber revolver

·         Paraphernalia used to distribute and traffic drugs

·         Over $25,000 cash

·         A stolen 1998 Suzuki motorcycle (LPD case)

·         Other motorcycles and ATV’s – possible stolen, still under investigation 

As a result of the investigation, the following suspects were arrested: 

·         Joni Kay Parks, DOB 12/12/1973, of 1528 CR 555 South in Bartow; charged with: one count Armed Trafficking; one count Maintain Residence to Traffic Drugs with Child Present; one count Child Neglect; one count each Possession Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Carisoprodol, and Alprazolam With Intent to Sell (WITS); one count Possession Marijuana Over 20 Grams; one count Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; she has been in the Polk County Jail on one prior occasion and was arrested in Seminole County previously. Parks lives in the home with Couey and two children. DCF was notified. 

·         David Allen Couey, DOB 5/20/1971, of 1528 CR 555 South in Bartow; charged with: one count Armed Trafficking; one count Grand Theft of Motor Vehicle; one count Maintain Residence to Traffic Drugs with Child Present; one count Possession of Weapon by Convicted Felon; one count each Possession Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Carisoprodol, and Alprazolam With Intent to Sell (WITS); one count Possession Marijuana Over 20 Grams; one count Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; he has been in the Polk County Jail on six (6) prior occasions and has been arrested in Florida six times. Couey lives in the home with Parks and two children. DCF was notified. 

·         Donna Petrovich, DOB 3/9/1975, of 770 Lemon Street East in Bartow; charged with: nine (9) counts VOP – Grand Theft; one count DWLSR With Knowledge; one count Possession of Meth; one count Possession of Paraphernalia; she has been in the Polk County Jail on seven (7) prior occasions. 

·         Michael Satterfield, DOB 2/27/1961, of 770 Shady Lane in Bartow; charged with: one count Possession of Meth; one count Possession of Paraphernalia; one count Tampering with Evidence; he has been in the Polk County Jail on 20 prior occasions. 

·         Omar Gomez-Gallegos, DOB 9/22/1981, of 2006 Delaware Avenue in Fort Pierce; charged with: one count Trafficking in Meth; one count Maintain Vehicle for Drug Trafficking; one count Possession Paraphernalia; one count Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communication Device. He has been arrested in Florida seven times. 

·         Eduardo Perez, DOB 1/18/1981, of unknown address; charged with: one count Conspiracy to Sell Meth; one count Resisting Arrest; he has been in the Polk County Jail on one prior occasion and has been arrested in Florida five times.

 

“This investigation made a significant impact in improving the quality of life for our citizens – we prevented several pounds’ worth of harmful drugs from poisoning others, we recovered at least one stolen vehicle and possibly others, we seized a firearm from a convicted felon, and we interrupted this criminal enterprise, hopefully for good. Remember – if you see something, say something.” – Sheriff Grady Judd