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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 7/16/2015 

 PCSO Undercover Narcotics Detectives Serve Search Warrant, Make Three Arrests in Lakeland 


On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, the PCSO undercover Tactical Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 2417 Golfview Street in Lakeland, seized large amounts of heroin and illegal drugs, and made three arrests. 

Around 8:15 a.m. that day detectives responded to the home to serve a search warrant. The resident of the home, Jeremiah Jaron Rogers (DOB 8/28/1988) immediately fled on foot but was apprehended by detectives in less than a minute. While fleeing, Rogers attempted to rid himself of $5,000 cash and a paper towel bundle which contained: 34 plastic bags containing heroin totaling 42 grams, a plastic bag containing cocaine, one Hydrocodone pill, and three Oxycodone pills; and another plastic bag containing several Alprazolam (Xanax) pills. He was charged with the following:

  • Armed Trafficking in Oxycodone (F-L) 
  • Armed Trafficking in Heroin (F-L)
  • Possession of Cocaine WITS (F-2)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (F-2)
  • Possession of Hydrocodone WITS (F-2)
  • Own a Structure of Trafficking (F-3)
  • Possession of Prescription Medication WITS (F-3)
  • Possession of Alprazolam WITS (F-2)
  • Resisting Arrest (M-1)
  • Possession of Marijuana (M-1)
  • Possession of Paraphernalia (M-1)

During the search warrant, detectives seized the following:

  • A Kahr 9 mm handgun from Rogers' bedroom
  • A black digital scale with marijuana residue on it
  • 30 prescription Meloxicam pills
  • Two iPhones, one of which contained text messages to Rogers requesting "pills"

Rogers has been booked into the Polk County Jail and placed on a Nebbia hold. His prior Polk County arrests are listed here: 

2007-027009  ROGERS, JEREMIAH            BM 08/28/1988 11/01/2007 12/17/2007
2010-017537  ROGERS, JEREMIAH            BM 08/28/1988 07/26/2010 08/18/2010
2010-027446  ROGERS, JEREMIAH            BM 08/28/1988 11/20/2010 07/15/2011
2012-020365  ROGERS, JEREMIAH            BM 08/20/1988 08/10/2012 08/11/2012
2015-002634  ROGERS, JEREMIAH            BM 08/28/1988 02/05/2015 02/08/2015
2009-025385  ROGERS, JEREMIAH J         BM 08/28/1988 10/30/2009 01/31/2010
2010-019702  ROGERS, JEREMIAH J         BM 08/28/1988 08/20/2010 09/15/2010
2012-015045  ROGERS, JEREMIAH J         BM 08/28/1988 06/12/2012 06/12/2012
2006-016573  ROGERS, JEREMIAH J         BM 08/28/1988 07/05/2006 12/01/2006
2011-025427  ROGERS, JEREMIAH J         BM 08/28/1988 10/29/2011 10/30/2011
2012-032227  ROGERS, JEREMIAH J         BM 08/28/1988 12/28/2012 12/29/2012
2013-000398  ROGERS, JEREMIAH J         BM 08/28/1988 01/05/2013 04/05/2013
2013-011127  ROGERS, JEREMIAH J         BM 08/28/1988 05/16/2013 06/06/2013

 

Rogers was arrested in February 2015 for nine different drug charges including Trafficking, and was released after posting bond. Those charges are still pending. Rogers spent a year in prison from 2007-2008 for Grand Theft of a Firearm. 

Detectives at the residence also arrested Jarrod S. Gaines (DOB 1/21/1990), who was charged with Possession of Prescription Medication WITS, Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia; and Kira Scott (DOB 5/12/1991), who was charged with Possession of Prescription Medication WITS, Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia. 

"We take complaints about drug activity and drug dealers very seriously and will conduct investigations and serve search warrants to ensure those who make a living selling drugs are put behind bars. Jeremiah Rogers conducts himself as if the laws don't apply to him - well, they do, and he won't be bonding out of jail unless he can come up with money he didn't earn by selling narcotics." - Sheriff Grady Judd