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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wilder, Scott

Director, Office of Communications 
News Date: 8/7/2014 

 Methamphetamine drug trafficking group arrested; drugs and guns seized 


 

Methamphetamine drug trafficking group arrested; drugs and guns seized

Results:  29 grams of methamphetamine and 6 firearms seized; 7 arrested, 42 charges 

 

“The methamphetamine drug trade is inherently violent.  Methamphetamine destroys lives, families, and neighborhoods.  Our detectives did an outstanding job rounding up these vile drug dealers and users and taking these guns and drugs off the streets.”  --Sheriff Grady Judd

 

PCSO detectives and HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force members concluded an investigation of 24-year-old Jose Orozco of Winter Haven yesterday.  Detectives learned that Orozco facilitated, directed, and provided members of his drug selling organization with trafficking amounts of methamphetamine.

 

On August 6, 2014, detectives executed a search warrant at 2633 Ave S NW, Winter Haven (Inwood area).  During the execution of the search warrant detectives located approximately 29 grams of methamphetamine, a large bag of MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) for cutting methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging materials, and 4 firearms.  One of the firearms had an altered serial number. 24-year-old Aaron Gill, 52-year-old James Donovan, 26-year-old Kevin Donovan, and 53-year-old Dennis Amos were located inside the residence and were arrested.

 

Detectives went to 232 Tyler Street, Lake Wales, Florida and located and arrested 25-year-old Ashley Reyes.   Two rifles were located and seized.  Detectives also went to 924 Roberts Road, Lake Hamilton, FL and arrested Jose Orozco.  Detectives located 42-year-old Mauricio Arbelaez at 228 Remington Place, Haines City.

 

As a result of the investigation, 29 grams of methamphetamine and 6 firearms were seized, and 7 suspects were arrested.  The following is a list of those arrested and their charges:

 

Jose OROZCO

H/M, DOB: 07/20/1990

Address: 2633 Ave S NW, Winter Haven, Fl.

Charges: 6 Counts of trafficking methamphetamine, 5 counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, 5 counts of unlawful use of a two way device, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Previous Charges: knowingly driving with a suspended license, no valid driver’s license, theft, operating a vehicle without a driver’s license, domestic violence battery, no valid driver’s license.

 

Mauricio ARBELAEZ

H/M, DOB: 5/11/1972

Address: 228 Remington Place, Haines City, Fl

Charges: trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, maintain a vehicle to traffic, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 Previous Charges: weapon trafficking, theft from merchant, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, grand theft of a firearm, grand theft, possession of marijuana, possession of burglary tools, use/display of a weapon during a felony, failure to appear, and DUI.

 

Ashley REYES

H/F, DOB: 9/29/1988

Address: 113 North Drive, Lake Wales, Fl

Charges: 2 counts trafficking methamphetamine, 2 counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, 2 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Previous Charges:  knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Aaron GILL

W/M, DOB: 4/02/1990

Address: 2633 Ave S NW, Winter Haven, Fl

Charges: 2 counts trafficking methamphetamine, 2 counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, 2 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and 2 counts of maintain a vehicle for drug trafficking.

 

Dennis AMOS

W/M, DOB: 7/11/1961

Address: 2633 Ave S NW, Winter Haven, Fl

Charges: possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Kevin DONOVAN

W/M, DOB: 2/11/1988

Address: 2633 Ave S NW, Winter Haven, FL

Charges: possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Previous Charges:  Failure to appear, failure to have a required endorsement on a DL

 

James DONOVAN

W/M, DOB: 02/21/1962

Address: 2633 Ave S NW, Winter Haven, FL

Charges: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm with an altered or removed serial number.

Previous Charges:  domestic violence battery, embezzlement, receiving known stolen property, grand theft, theft, knowingly driving while license suspended/revoked, violation of probation (2 counts), driving while license suspended/revoked, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia.