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News Date: 12/16/2011 

 Countywide Illegal Narcotics Initiative Nets 26 Arrests, Takes Drugs and Felons Off The Streets     


 

As part of an undercover investigation of illegal drug transactions of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Oxycodone, and Marijuana involving street- and mid-level drug dealers throughout Polk County, on Thursday, December 15, 2011, undercover officers, deputies and detectives assigned to the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force, along with support from several other PCSO units, participated in a proactive enforcement initiative in the Lakeland, Bartow, Auburndale, and Wahneta areas of Polk County.  

A total of 22 warrants were secured on December 15th, and of those, 15 people were taken into custody the same day, and three others, who were already in custody in the Polk County Jail, were served with add-on charges. The four remaining suspects with warrants are actively being sought by PCSO detectives. During the operation, an additional four people were arrested for other charges. In all, detectives charged and/or arrested 26 people on December 15, 2011.

“The business of selling illegal drugs undermines the quality of life in our neighborhoods.  The illegal drug trade is violent, is directly related to property and violent crime, significantly contributes to poverty and joblessness, and ruins individuals and families.  Just look at the criminal histories of these people we have arrested — these are not what some people call ‘low-level’ users — these are key players involved in the drug pipeline which destroys the fabric of our community.  Hopefully, some of these thugs will be eating turkey-loaf in jail on Christmas Day.”  -- Sheriff Grady Judd

In no particular order, the following people were arrested and charged during this initiative:

 

1.  Janice Thompson-Geary, DOB 8/21/1961, of 119 6th Street East in Wahneta; charged with: Possession of Meth WITS (With Intent To Sell) Within 1,000 Feet of Church; Sale of Meth Within 1,000 Feet of Church; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Sales  

Geary’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

3/1995 – Daytona PD – Battery

9/2000 – PCSO – DWLSR (no billed)

9/2003 – PCSO – Carrying Concealed Weapon (fined)

1/2008 – PCSO - Battery, DV (nolle prosse)

2/2008 – PCSO – Grand Theft (nolle prosse)

6/2011 – PCSO – Resisting Arrest (fined)  

2.  Lisa Holley-Holden, DOB 8/15/1969, of 134 13th Street West in Wahneta; charged with: Possession of Meth WITS; Conspiracy to Sell of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia; Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Sales  

Holden’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

8/1995 – PCSO – Non-Payment Child Support

10/1996 – PCSO - Non-Payment Child Support

6/1998 – WHPD – FTA Worthless Checks, FTA Petit Theft

2/1999 – PCSO – Possession Controlled Substance (probation)

6/1999 – PCSO Possession Controlled Substance (nolle prosse), Possession Paraphernalia (no billed), VOP (probation restored)

8/1999 – PCSO – VOP (bonded out)

4/2001 – Hardee Co – VOP (ROR)

6/2001 – Hardee Co – VOP (community control)

9/2001 – PCSO – VOP (14 months state prison)

11/2002 – PCSO – DWLSR (weekend work release)

1/2003 – PCSO – DWLSR (time served)

1/2007 – PCSO – FTA DWLSR (time served)

10/2009 – PCSO – FTA (time served) 

3.  Roger Eaton, DOB 11/17/1964, of 134 13th Street West in Wahneta; charged with: Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Paraphernalia; Conspiracy to Sell Meth; Possession of Meth WITS; Sale of Meth 

Eaton’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

1/1998 – PCSO – Possession Meth (nolle prosse), Possession Paraphernalia (nolle prosse), Possession of Suspended License (fined)

8/1998 – PCSO – Possession Meth (sentenced 6 months county jail); Possession Marijuana (probation) Possession Paraphernalia (probation); Possession Suspended License (fined

1/2001 – PCSO – VOP for Poss Meth, Poss Marijuana, Poss Para (time served, probation terminated)

1/2001 – PCSO – Non-Payment Child Support

3/2001 – PCSO – Non-Payment Child Support

5/2003 – PCSO – Non-Payment Child Support

9/2003 – Highlands Co – FTA for DWLSR (time served)

7/2008 – PCSO – Maintaining Dwelling for Drug Sales (time served), Poss Meth WITS (nolle prosse), Sale of Meth (sentenced to 1 year, 1 day state prison), Poss Marijuana (time served), Poss Paraphernalia (time served)

4.  Benjamin Crespo, DOB 6/27/1974, of 195 Palmetto Palms Road in Wahneta; charged with: Possession of Meth WITS; Sale of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia; Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Sales 

Crespo’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

11/2003 – PCSO – Operating Vehicle Without Valid DL (time served)

3/2005 – Bartow PD – Forgery, Petit Theft

10/2005 – PCSO – VOP (time served)

1/2006 – PCSO - VOP (time served)

3/2007 – PCSO – VOP (sentenced to 1 year, 1 day state prison)

6/2009 – PCSO – DWLRS (time served)

8/2009 – PCSO – DWLSR (time served), Aggravated Assault With Intent to Kill (fined)

10/2009 – PCSO – DWLSR (time served)

 

5.  Aubrey Alexander, DOB 11/12/1988, of 195 Palmetto Palms Road in Wahneta; charged with: Possession of Meth; Sale of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia; Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Sales (she has no adult criminal history)

 

6.  James O’Brien, Jr., DOB 9/30/1963, of 2909 Gallatin Road in Wahneta; charged with: Trafficking in Oxycodone; Conspiracy to Traffic in Oxycodone; Use of a Vehicle to Traffic Narcotics; Possession of Paraphernalia 

O’Brien’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

9/1985 – Miami Dade PD – Poss Marijuana

8/1993 – Miami Dade PD – Hit and Run With Injuries

5/1994 – Miami Dade PD – Trespassing

10/1996 – Miami Dade PD – Burglary

12/2009 – Dare Co (NC) – Assault on Female

 

7.  Jeanette O’Brien, DOB 9/24/1974, of 2909 Gallatin Road in Wahneta; charged with: Trafficking in Oxycodone; Conspiracy to Traffic in Oxycodone; Use of a Vehicle to Traffic Narcotics; Possession of Paraphernalia 

O’Brien’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

3/1997 – PCSO – Battery on LEO (probation), Resisting Arrest (probation), Poss Cocaine (probation), Poss Paraphernalia (time served)

12/1997 – Frostproof PD – Poss Cocaine (36 months state prison)

2/1998 – PCSO – Poss Cocaine, Poss Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, VOP (sentenced to state prison)

2/2002 – PCSO – Poss Controlled Substance, Poss Paraphernalia (dropped)

4/2002 – PCSO – DWLSR (time served)

7/2002 – WHPD – DWLSR (time served)

5/2003 – FHP – DWLSR Habitual (probation)

12/2003 – Lake Co – VOP

2/2004 – Bail Bondsman – VOP (sentenced 1 year, 1 day state prison)

12/2004 – Lake Co – DWLSR, Resisting Arrest

2/2006 – PCSO - DWLSR, Poss Controlled Substance, Poss Paraphernalia

4/2006 – PCSO - FTA (time served)

7/2006 – PCSO - Non-Payment Child Support

4/2008 – PCSO – Poss Controlled Substance (nolle prosse), Poss Paraphernalia, VOP (sentenced 1 year, 1 day state prison)

12/2008 – PCSO – DWLSR Habitual (time served), Poss Meth (nolle prosse), Poss Paraphernalia (time served)

2/2009 – PCSO – DWLSR Habitual (time served), Poss Controlled Substance (nolle prosse), Poss Paraphernalia (time served)

7/2009 – PCSO – Battery (nolle prosse)

 

8.  Robert Polo, DOB 9/22/1946, of 2909 Gallatin Road in Wahneta; charged with: Trafficking in Oxycodone; Possession of Oxycodone WITS; Use of a Vehicle to Traffic Narcotics; Possession of Paraphernalia 

Polo’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

3/1965 – NYPD – Grand Theft Auto (probation)

7/1965 – NYPD – Forgery (probation)

3/1978 –Jacksonville SO – Burglary (probation), Poss Marijuana (probation)

4/1979 – Jacksonville SO – VOP (60 days in county jail)

5/1979 - Sebastian PD – Grand Larceny (probation)

11/1982 – Marietta GA – Shoplifting

 

9.  William Bodiford, DOB 11/4/1963, of 107 12th Street East in Wahneta; charged with: Possession of Meth WITS; Sale of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia; Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Sales  

Bodiford’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

4/1993 – PCSO – Battery DV (dropped)

10/1993 – PCSO – Criminal Mischief (nolle prosse)

11/1993 – PCSO – Poss Meth, Sale of Meth (probation)

11/1993 – WHPD – Poss Meth, Resisting Arrest (probation)

11/1994 – PCSO – Battery DV (probation)

3/1996 – PCSO – VOP (sentenced to state prison)

4/1996 – PCSO – Poss Weapon by Convicted Felon (state prison)

2/1999 – PCSO – Poss Paraphernalia, Poss Darvocet, Poss Meth WITS (probation)

2/2001 – PCSO – VOP (community control)

 

10.  Johnny Scott, DOB 10/20/1976, of 124 7th Street East in Wahneta; charged with: Possession of Meth WITS; Sale of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia 

Scott’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

1/2006 – Dundee PD – Disorderly Intoxication (dropped), Battery (time served)

2/2006 – PCSO – VOP (time served)

3/2007 – PCSO – Battery (nolle prosse)

10/2007 – Dundee PD – Burglary, Grand Theft (nolle prosse)

6/2009 – PCSO – DWLSR (fined)

11/2009 – PCSO – Battery, Criminal Mischief (probation)

11/2011 – PCSO – Resisting Arrest (sentenced 60 days county jail); Poss Meth, Poss Meth WITS, Maintaining Dwelling for Drug Sales, Poss Paraphernalia (charges pending)

 

11.  Demetrio Aparicio, Jr., DOB 10/5/1977, of 110 11th Street West in Wahneta; charged with: Possession of Meth WITS; Sale of Meth; Use of Vehicle to Traffic Narcotics; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia  

Aparicio’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

2/1994 – PCSO – Carrying Concealed Weapon

7/1998 – PCSO – Battery, DV

6/1999 – PCSO – Battery, DV

11/1999 – PCSO – Disorderly Intoxication, Resisting Arrest, Open Container

12/1999 – PCSO – Battery, DV

1/2005 – PCSO – Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance

12/2010 – PCSO – Poss Meth WITS Within 1,000 Feet of Church, Maintaining Dwelling for Drug Use, Poss Controlled Substance, Poss Paraphernalia, Poss Short-Barreled Shotgun, Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property

1/2011 – PCSO – Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, Fraud

 

12.  Joshua Spurlock, DOB 2/19/1975, of 815 Old Dixie Hwy, Lot 29 in Auburndale; charged with: Possession of Meth WITS; Sale of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia; Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Sales  

Spurlock’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

1/1999 – PCSO – Poss Meth (probation), Resisting Arrest, Poss Marijuana WITS (probation), Poss Paraphernalia (dropped)

7/2000 – FHP – Poss Paraphernalis, Poss Meth, Resisting Arrest (probation)

11/2000 – PCSO – Resisting Arrest (probation), Poss Meth (probation)

9/2002 – Hohenwalk Co (TN) – Criminal Impersonation (probation)

3/2004 – Linden Co (TN) – Cruelty to Animals, Poss Paraphernalia, Poss of Controlled Substance, Sale of Controlled Substance, Assault, Resisting Arrest, Fugitive from Justice

4/2005 – PCSO – Resisting Arrest

5/2005 – PCSO – Trafficking in Meth, Poss Marijuana, Poss Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, Tampering With Evidence (probation)

6/2005 – PCSO – DWLSR

3/2006 – PCSO – Maintaining Dwelling for Drug Use, Poss Controlled Substance WITS, Poss Paraphernalia, VOP (sentenced 2 years, 6 months state prison)

9/1008 – Osceola Co – Poss Marijuana, Poss Controlled Substance (nolle prosse) Poss Paraphernalia (fined)

11/2009 – PCSO – Resisting Arrest, Poss Controlled Substance, Poss Marijuana, Poss Paraphernalia (time served)

12/2009 – PCSO – Resisting Arrest, Fleeing to Elude (sentenced 1 year, 1 day state prison)

 

13.  Eddie Bailey, DOB 2/11/1968, of 912 North Suwannee Avenue in Lakeland; charged with: Sale of Meth Within 1,000 Feet of School; Possession of Meth WITS Within 1,000 Feet of School; Sale of Oxycodone Within 1,000 Feet of School; Possession of Oxycodone WITS Within 1,000 Feet of School; Sale of Counterfeit Controlled Substance; Possession of Paraphernalia 

Bailey’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

12/1987 – Miami Dade PD – Burglary, Poss Burglary Tools, Trespassing, Criminal Mischief (dropped)

8/1990 – HCSO – Poss Cocaine WITS (probation)

10/1994 – FHP – Battery, Carrying Concealed Weapon (fined)

3/1996 – Oakland Park PD – Conveyance Burglary, Stolen Vehicle, Poss Burglary Tools, Resisting Arrest (time served)

8/1997 – Plant City PD – FTA for Battery DV

10/1998 – LPD - Battery DV (probation)

7/1999 – Plant City PD – FTA for Battery DV (time served)

10/1999 – HCSO – Larceny, DWLSR

11/2000 – Plant City PD – DWLSR

3/2001 – HCSO – Operating Unregistered Vehicle, DWLSR

12/2001 – PCSO – DWLSR (probation), Grand Theft (dropped)

2/2002 – LPD – Poss Controlled Substance (probation)

2/2005 – PCSO – DWLSR (fined)

4/2005 – PCSO – VOP for DWLSR

1/2006 – PCSO – VOP for DWLSR

1/2008 – PCSO – Criminal Mischief, Larceny

3/2008 – PCSO – Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Larceny (nolle prosse), Dealing in Stolen Property (probation)

4/2009 – PCSO – VOP

 

14.  Jeromey Goldwire, DOB 6/23/1990, of 819 Savannah Avenue in Lakeland; charged with: Sale of Cocaine Within 1,000 Feet of School; Possession of Cocaine WITS; Sale of Marijuana Within 1,000 Feet of School; Possession of Paraphernalia; VOP 

Goldwire’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

1/2011 – PCSO - Poss Cocaine WITS, Poss Marijuana, Poss Paraphernalia (time served, probation)

2/2011 – Solicitation for Prostitution (fined)

4/2011 - FTA

 

15.  Kathy Zink, DOB 4/6/1956, of 815 Old Dixie Hwy, Lot 29 in Auburndale; charged with: Resisting Arrest  

Zink’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

6/2004 – PCSO – Poss Meth, Poss Marijuana, Poss Paraphernalia

2/2005 – PCSO – Poss Meth, Poss Paraphernalia (no billed), VOP (probation restored)

 

16.  Erik Allen, DOB 1/11/1983, of 4231 Bomber Road in Bartow; charged with: Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Paraphernalia  

Allen’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:
10/2011 – PCSO – Poss Meth, Poss Paraphernalia

 

17.  Christine Charlton, DOB 7/7/1979, of 116 16th Street West in Wahneta; charged with: Possession of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia (she has no adult criminal history) 

18.  Vicki Helms, DOB 9/14/1954, of 104 North Lake Reedy Blvd in Frostproof; charged with: Possession of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia (she has no adult criminal history)  

19.  Crystal Teeples, DOB 9/9/1985, of 136 High Street SW in Winter Haven; charged with: Possession of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia   

Teeples’ CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

6/2006 – PCSO – Battery DV

9/2007 – PCSO – Poss Marijuana

4/2008 – PCSO – VOP for Poss Marijuana

7/2011 – PCSO – Poss Marijuana, Poss Paraphernalia

11/2011 – WHPD – Retail Theft

 

20.  Jessica Rocha, DOB 10/25/1982, of 602 Avenue A NE in Winter Haven; charged with: DWLSR Habitual (she has no adult criminal history)

21.  Javier Perez, DOB 11/1/1986, of 317 North 9th Street in Dundee; charged with: Sale of Meth Within 1,000 Feet of a Park; Possession of Meth; Use of Vehicle for Drug Use; Possession of Paraphernalia; Resisting Arrest

Perez’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

1/2006 – Dundee PD – Disorderly Intoxication, Battery, VOP (time served)

3/2007 – PCSO – Battery DV (nolle prosse), DWLSR (time served)

10/2007 – Dundee PD – Conveyance Burglary, Grand Theft, Criminal Mischief

6/2009 – PCSO – DWLSR

11/2009 – PCSO – Battery, Criminal Mischief

 

22.  Damon Hunt, DOB 3/27/1981, of 3612 Harcourt Street in Lake Wales; charged with: Possession of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia; Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Use; VOP (Possession of Meth) 

Hunt’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

11/1999 – Davenport PD – Battery DV (dropped)

11/2002 – Lake Wales PD – DUI (probation)

6/2005 – PCSO – Poss Controlled Substance (nolle prosse), Poss Marijuana, Poss Paraphernalia (probation)

5/2006 – PCSO – VOP (time served)

9/2006 – PCSO – VOP (time served)

2/2007 – PCSO – DWLSR (fined)

8/2007 – PCSO – Fleeing to Elude (probation), No Valid Registration (fined)

4/2008 – PCSO – VOP (probation)

6/2008 – PCSO – VOP, DWLSR, Fleeing to Elude, Poss Meth (sentenced 1 year, 1 day state prison), Poss Paraphernalia (time served)

4/2009 – PCSO – DWLSR (time served)

2/2010 – PCSO – No Valid DL, Attaching Unassigned Tag (time served), Poss Meth, Poss Paraphernalia (probation)

4/2010 – PCSO – DWLSR (time served)

8/2010 – PCSO – Dealing in Stolen Property (dropped)

7/2011 – PCSO – Poss Meth, Poss Paraphernalia, Maintaining Dwelling for Drug Use (sentenced 240 days in county jail), VOP (time served)

 

23. James Gist, DOB 4/24/1977, of 310 Lake Millsite Road #4 in Bartow; charged with: Poss Meth WITS Within 1,000 Feet of Church, Battery on LEO, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Evidence 

Gist’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

2/1994 – PCSO – Discharging Firearm From Vehicle

3/1994 – PCSO – Attempted 2nd Degree Murder (sentenced to state prison)

10/1997 – PCSO – VOP

2/1999 – PCSO – No Valid DL

11/1999 – Eagle Lake PD – DWLSR

9/2003 – PCSO – Trafficking in Meth, Poss Paraphernalia, Escape

6/2002 – LPD – Trafficking in Meth, Poss Paraphernalia, Tampering with Evidence

12/2004 – PCSO – Trafficking in Meth, Poss Paraphernalia, Escape (sentenced to 7 years state prison)

 

24. Allen Howell, DOB 1/31/1994, of 310 Lake Millsite Road #4 in Bartow; charged with: Corruption by Threat of Public Official, VOP (he has no adult criminal history) 

25. Margaret Howell, DOB 2/22/1976, of 310 Lake Millsite Road #4 in Bartow; charged with: Poss Meth, Poss Paraphernalia, Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Use 

Howell’s CRIMINAL ARREST HISTORY:

10/2007 – PCSO – Battery DV 

26. Dustin Medler, DOB 1/17/1993, of 310 Lake Millsite Road #4 in Bartow; charged with: Corruption by Threat of Public Official (he has no adult criminal history)