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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 8/13/2015 

 HIDTA Task Force Makes Three Arrests in Haines City 


On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Polk County HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) detectives arrested three suspects in Haines City for trafficking and other drug charges.

Detectives received information that drugs were being used and sold at 914 Chanler Drive in Haines City. On the aforementioned date, detectives served a search warrant at the home, and seized the following:

  • Three handguns -- a 22 caliber Ruger revolver; a .38 special Smith & Wesson revolver; and a semi-automatic 9 mm handgun
  • A bag containing blue Methamphetamine, and several smaller bags containing clear Meth, total weight 2.7 pounds
  • A clear bag containing Ecstasy pills
  • A large plastic bag containing Marijuana
  • $4,900 in U.S. currency

Detectives arrested the following suspects:

Dexter Lamonte Rhodes, DOB 2/15/1987, of 914 Chanler Drive in Haines City; charged with: Armed Trafficking in Meth; Armed Trafficking in Ecstasy; Possession of Weapon by Convicted Felon; Possession of Ammunition by Convicted Felon; Possession of Marijuana WITS; Possession of Marijuana Over 20 Grams; Possession of Structure to Traffic Drugs; Maintaining Dwelling for Trafficking; Possession of Paraphernalia.

Rickie Gene Davis, DOB 9/14/1964, of 914 Chanler Drive in Haines City; charged with: Armed Trafficking in Meth; Armed Trafficking in Ecstasy; Possession of Marijuana WITS; Possession of Marijuana Over 20 Grams; Possession of Structure to Traffic Drugs; Possession of Paraphernalia.

Ja'Derian De'Marques Johnson, DOB 3/31/1995, of 924 Chanler Drive in Haines City; charged with: Possession of Marijuana Under 20 Grams; Possession of Paraphernalia.