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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 8/8/2014 

 PCSO Undercover Detectives Arrest 17 During Narcotics Investigation 


In July 2014, detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics in the Haines City Area. On August 7, 2014, PCSO undercover detectives, along with the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force and the Haines City Police Department, executed four search warrants and made 17 arrests.

The four search warrants were executed at the following residences.  

1.      1237 Avenue I, Haines City, Florida; A total of three arrests were made at this residence -- Carl Scott, Tavares Charles, and Trumaine Cooper.

2.      1220 Avenue J, Haines City, Florida; One arrest was made at this residence -- Antwan Davis -- and a baggie of cocaine was seized.

3.      1118 Avenue J, Haines City, Florida; A husband and wife -- Brian Foster and Lameisha Tomlin -- were arrested at this residence, and the following items were seized: 80 grams of marijuana, a handgun, and several digital scales.

4.      2216 13th Street, Haines City, Florida; Six arrests were made at this residence -- Rennard Loper, Sterling Smith, Roy Murray, Renwick Loper, Edmond Alston, and Benjamin Alston -- and the following items were seized: one ounce of marijuana, 10 Oxycodone pills, cocaine, and paraphernalia.

Five other arrests at other locations were made during this investigation. All 17 arrests are listed here:

1.   Rennard Loper, DOB 11/30/1992, 2216 North 13th Street; Charges: Sale of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis With Intent to Sell, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

2.   Edmond Alston, DOB 09/23/1957, 2216 North 13th Street; Charges: Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

3.   Benjamin Alston, DOB 06/06/1960, 2216 North 13th Street; Charges: Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams, Possession of Paraphernalia

4.   Lameisha Tomlin, DOB 05/23/1985, 1118 Ave J; Charges: Possession of Cannabis over 20 grams/possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a residence for drug use

5.   Brian T. Foster, DOB 04/02/1977, 1118 Ave J; Charges: Possession of Cannabis WITS within 1000ft of a church, Possession of Cannabis over 20 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Firearm by convicted felon, maintaining a dwelling for drug use.

6.   Antwan J. Davis, DOB 04/15/1982, 1220 Ave J; Charges: Possession of cannabis WITS Within 1,000 feet of a Church , Sale of cannabis within 1000ft of a church, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis with intent to sale, sale of cannabis, possession of paraphernalia, possession of cocaine, violation of probation

7.    Derrick Shell, DOB 03/19/1981, 1118 Ave J; Charges: Possession of Cannabis WITS Within 1,000 feet of a Church, Sale of cannabis Within 1,000 feet of a Church, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

8.   Artis Wilson Jr., DOB 03/31/1961, 1098 Valencia Ave; Charges: Possession of Cannabis WITS With 1,000 feet of a Church, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Sale of cannabis within 1000 feet of a church

9.   Roy Murray III, DOB 07/16/1991, 2216 13TH St North; Charges: Possession of Oxycodone WITS, Possession of Cannabis over 20 grams, Possession of Cannabis WITS, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest Without Violence, Sale of Cannabis Within 1,000 feet from a Church, Possession of Cannabis WITS Within 1,000 Feet of a Church

10.   Leo Jackson, DOB 08/11/1977, 418 7th St North; Charges: Sale of Cannabis Within 1000 Ft. of a Church, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell Within 1000 Ft. of a Church, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

11.   Sterling Smith, DOB 02/01/1954, 1019 Ave F; Charges: Sale of Cannabis

12.   Renwick Loper, DOB 05/16/1991, 2216 13th St North; Charges: Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

13.   Douglas Carwise, DOB  1/17/1970, 110 Martin Luther King Way; Charges: Possession of Cannabis With Intent to Sell, Sale of Cannabis, Possession of Paraphernalia

14.   Tomarie Eaton, DOB 09/29/1994, 1006 Avenue I; Charges: Possession of Cannabis With Intent to Sell With 1,000 Feet of a Church, Sale of Cannabis Within 1,000 Feet of a Church, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

15.   Trumaine I. Cooper, DOB 12/27/88, 1305 Avenue K; Charges: Possession of Cannabis, possession of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia

16.   Tavares Charles, DOB 04/15/1990, 2525 10th Street North; Charges: Possession of cannabis Under 20 Grams, Possession of Cocaine, and Drug Paraphernalia

17.   Carl Scott, DOB 12/09/1990, 1237 Ave I; Charges: Sale of Cannabis Within 1,000 Feet of a Church , Possession of Cocaine With Intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church,  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia , Maintaining  a Structure for Drug Use.