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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 12/6/2013 

 PCSO Detectives Seize Drugs and Cash from “Stash House” in Winter Haven and Make Four Arrests  


 

On Thursday, December 5, 2013, Polk County Sheriff’s Tactical Drug Unit detectives arrested four people and seized a large amount of illegal narcotics from what was reported to be a “stash house” in Winter Haven after receiving an anonymous tip.

PCSO Detectives responded to 745 26th Street NW in Winter Haven and made contact with 55-year-old Joe Stowe (DOB 12/12/1957) who was sitting in the front yard.  Stowe has an active warrant for his arrest for Failure to Appear (original charge – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia).  Detectives placed him into custody, and found marijuana, crack cocaine, marijuana, and paraphernalia on his person.  During the arrest, while standing in the front yard, detectives noted the strong odor of marijuana emanating from within the house.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence.  During the execution of the search warrant, detectives located the following:

·        29.5 grams of Meth

·        26.3 grams of Crack Cocaine

·        ¼ lb of Marijuana

·        $5,357 in U.S. currency

·        A loaded .40 caliber Glock 22

·        An elaborate surveillance system, including 8 flat screen televisions

 

Joe Stowe, DOB 12/12/1957, was charged with:

·        Armed Trafficking in Meth Over 28 Grams;

·        Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon;

·        Possession of Cocaine WITS Within 1,000 Feet of a Church;

·        Possession of Meth WITS Within 1,000 Feet of a Church;

·        Maintaining a Dwelling for Trafficking in Illegal Narcotics;

·        Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

·        Failure to Appear

 

 

Three others who were arrested who were in the area at the time:

Jonathan Maurice Stowe (Joe’s son), DOB 9/18/1976, of the same address; charged with:

·        one count Armed Trafficking in Meth Over 28 Grams;

·        Possession of Cocaine WITS Within 1,000 Feet of a Church;

·        Possession of Marijuana WITS Within 1,000 Feet of a Church;

·        Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon;

·        Maintaining a Dwelling for Trafficking in Illegal Narcotics;

·        Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Wai Lei, DOB 12/14/1977, of 123 Alvina Avenue in Lake Wales, charged with:

·        Conspiracy to Traffic in Methamphetamine

·        Possession of Cocaine

·        Possession of Marijuana under 20 Grams

·        Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Use

Kristoff Lamel, DOB 6/15/1959, of 1410 26th Street NW in Winter Haven; charged with:

·        Resisting Arrest

·        Disorderly Intoxication

 

 

PREVIOUS ARRESTS IN POLK COUNTY FOR ALL FOUR SUSPECTS:

2001-015479  STOWE, JOE                     12/12/1957 07/13/2001 07/14/2001
2000-026557  STOWE, JOE E                   12/12/1957 12/28/2000 02/01/2001
2002-009453  STOWE, JOE E                   12/12/1957 05/02/2002 05/03/2002
2002-013181  STOWE, JOE E                   12/12/1957 06/18/2002 07/12/2002
2005-014643  STOWE, JOE E                   12/12/1957 06/20/2005 06/20/2005
2011-025266  STOWE, JOE E                   12/12/1957 10/28/2011 11/29/2011
1993-001850  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 02/08/1993 02/08/1993
1994-012985  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 09/03/1994 09/27/1994
1998-012561  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 06/26/1998 06/30/1998
1998-023952  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 12/03/1998 04/12/1999
2000-008197  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 04/20/2000 07/03/2000
2001-018795  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 08/25/2001 09/15/2001
2001-026645  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 12/01/2001 01/10/2002
2003-010713  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 05/19/2003 08/07/2003
2005-015300  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 06/27/2005 07/01/2005
2006-003458  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 02/09/2006 11/27/2006
2011-004548  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 02/25/2011 02/26/2011
2011-009228  STOWE, JOE EDDIE               12/12/1957 04/21/2011 05/15/2011
1999-016372  STOWE, JOE EDDY                12/12/1957 08/03/1999 08/06/1999

2012-005732  STOWE, JOE M                   12/12/1957 03/06/2012 01/12/2013

 

 

2001-002508  STOWE, JOHNATHAN               09/18/1976 02/02/2001 02/03/2001
2003-019195  STOWE, JOHNATHAN MAURICE       09/18/1976 09/02/2003 09/03/2003
2006-009095  STOWE, JONATHAN                09/18/1976 04/11/2006 04/21/2006
2011-009692  STOWE, JONATHAN                09/18/1976 04/27/2011 09/13/2011
1996-007177  STOWE, JONATHAN MAURICE        09/18/1976 04/25/1996 04/26/1996
1997-006674  STOWE, JONATHAN MAURICE        09/18/1976 04/07/1997 06/18/1997
2001-021161  STOWE, JONATHAN MAURICE        09/18/1976 09/23/2001 09/24/2001
2002-005164  STOWE, JONATHAN MAURICE        09/18/1976 03/08/2002 03/16/2002
2003-020193  STOWE, JONATHAN MAURICE        09/18/1976 09/14/2003 11/17/2003
2005-008719  STOWE, JONATHAN MAURICE        09/18/1976 04/13/2005 04/19/2005
2006-029979  STOWE, JONATHAN MAURICE        09/18/1976 12/12/2006 12/27/2006
2008-026113  STOWE, JONATHAN MAURICE        09/18/1976 11/07/2008 11/08/2008
2009-029680  STOWE, JONATHAN MAURICE        09/18/1976 12/25/2009 12/26/2009

2010-011455  STOWE, JONATHON MAURICE        09/18/1976 05/16/2010 08/12/2010

 

1996-012704  LEI, WA  12/14/1977 07/27/1996 07/28/1996

2013-025964  LEI, WAI 12/14/1977 11/25/2013 11/25/2013

 

2003-010315  LAMEL, HRISTOFF YONATHAN 06/19/1959 05/14/2003 05/16/2003
2006-011245  LAMEL, KRISTOFF YONATHAN 06/16/1959 05/05/2006 05/09/2006
2006-020127  LAMEL, KRISTOFF YONATHAN 06/16/1969 08/16/2006 09/27/2006
2007-004850  LAMEL, KRISTOFF YONATHAN 06/16/1969 02/24/2007 11/24/2007
2011-015753  LAMEL, KRISTOFF YONATHAN 06/16/1959 07/05/2011 07/05/2011
2011-018490  LAMEL, KRISTOFF YONATHAN 06/16/1959 08/06/2011 08/07/2011