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News Release (July 16, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Friday the 13th day of July 2012 at approximately 3:30 AM, Investigators of the Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a gray BMW on I-10 in Madison County. The gray BMW accelerated its speed and refused to stop when officers engaged blue lights and siren. The BMW exited from I-10 onto SR 53 in a Southerly direction and continued driving at high rates of speed until eventually slowing down to only jump from the vehicle as it continued moving.

Officers immediately gave pursuit and secured an area to which the driver had fled. The Madison County branch of the Florida Department of Corrections K-9 team was requested to assist and upon arrival began to track the assailant. After several hours of successful tracking, an additional Department of Corrections K-9 team from Taylor County was requested to assist and provide fresh canines as the assailant continued to flee and elude officers.

After approximately 8 hours of tracking the assailant through heavy wooded and swamp areas he was captured. The assailant was identified as the following:

Nicholas Whitetto, DOB: 10/21/1979 of Plantation Florida.

Charged: Felony fleeing to elude, Resisting arrest, Driving while license suspended and an Outstanding warrant from Broward County Florida.

 


 

News Release (July 2, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports on the final case status of an undercover drug buy operation conducted by the Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force back in 2009. The case resulted in Ben Lamont Denson being arrested and charged with 1 count of Possession with intent to sell cocaine and 1 count of sell of cocaine on January 5, 2010. As a result of the investigation and arrest, a jury trial has been completed and a verdict returned of guilty as charged.

Ben Lamont Denson received a sentence of 10 years in the Department of Corrections and 10 years of probation to follow.

 


 

News Release (July 2, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Monday the 2nd day of July 2012, Investigators with the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Nissan Altima for traveling 85 mph in a 70 mph posted speed zone. The vehicle was traveling Westbound on interstate 10 in Madison County.

Officers engaged in conversation with the driver of the vehicle, Adrian Mariel Anderson (DOB: 09/05/1980) of Tallahassee Florida. Officers further observed marijuana debris in plain view while Mr. Anderson retrieved his vehicle registration. A probable cause search discovered a book bag containing 16 separate vacuumed sealed bags of marijuana equaling 1 ounce each to total 1 pound. A set of portable scales were also found with the marijuana in the book bag and Mr. Anderson also had marijuana on his person.

Adrian Mariel Anderson was arrested and charged with the following:

1. Possession Marijuana with intent to distribute

2. Possession drug paraphernalia


 

News Release (May 31, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart announces the latest addition to the Sheriff's Office fleet of patrol vehicles. The Sheriff's Office, utilizing forfeiture funds from drug dealers, purchased two 2012 Police Package Ford Explorers. The new 2012 Police Package Ford Explorer not only comes with the standard equipment of a police package unit but also comes equipped with an "Economy-Boost" motor to promote better fuel mileage while offering comparative horse power. The Ford Explorer is equipped with an enhanced suspension benefit for operating and handling on the many unpaved roads in Madison. This feature will further reduce maintenance cost and extend the operating period of the unit. The purchase price of the 2012 Police Package Ford Explorer in comparison with the historical Ford Crown Vic, which ended production by Ford in 2011, comes at a lower cost as well.

Sheriff Stewart reports that this is another opportunity to save tax payer dollars and continue to provide proficient services to the citizens of Madison County.

 


 

News Release (May 31, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart commends the men and women of the Sheriff's Office for their continued commitment and dedication to serve the citizens of Madison County. On Monday the 21st day of May 2012 the Madison County Sheriff's Office was honored by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Florida 2012 Law Enforcement Recognition in Orlando for the Sheriff's Office proactive efforts resulting in a significant and positive impact in Madison County during the calendar year 2011.

The banquet and awards ceremony was attended by DUI victims and their families as well as Law Enforcement Officers and their families across the state of Florida. There were many honorees from the many different Law Enforcement agencies in Florida to include Florida Police Departments, Sheriff's Offices, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and State Attorney's Offices.

Madison County Deputy Sheriff Corporal Jason Whitfield represented the Madison County Sheriff's Office in the "Outstanding Dedication to DUI Enforcement-Small/Rural Agency" category. The Madison County Sheriff's Office was nominated for their efforts in combating drunk driving. The enhanced enforcement of the Madison County Sheriff's Office deputies resulted in more than doubling the DUI arrests in 2011 from eight (8) in 2010 to eighteen (18) in 2011. This is a 125 percent increase in DUI arrest activity.

 


 

News Release (May 23, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Monday the 14th day of May 2012 at 7:35 AM, Investigators with the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Dodge Caravan for an equipment violation. The vehicle was traveling Westbound on interstate 10 in Madison County.

While Investigators were taking necessary enforcement action concerning the equipment violation, they noted several signs of deception and suspicious activity. A consensual search of the vehicle was conducted that discovered five (5) separate packages determined to be currency.

The currency was commonly packaged in a manner indicative of a drug couriers fashion for transporting currency. A count of the currency revealed the amount to be $32,000.00. The occupants of the vehicle, Eleazar Garcia of Edinburg Texas and Jorge Ramos of Mercedes Texas denied ownership of the currency or having any knowledge of the currency or how mysteriously it became secretly concealed in the dash of the 2004 dodge Caravan. The currency was seized pending forfeiture and the investigation continues.

 


 

News Release (April 30, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports on Friday the 27th day of April 2012 Madison County Sheriff's Office Investigator William Sircy was conducting a joint Insurance Fraud investigation with agents from the Florida Department of Financial Services (a Division of Insurance Fraud). The Investigation lead to the attempted contact with a suspect (R M Healan) in the case. Previous contact with the suspect resulted in an inability to obtain accurate information and/or proper identity.

On this same date at approximately 12:57 PM, Investigators made contact with Healan and observed him driving a 2008 Toyota truck. Healan was asked by Investigators to provide a valid driver license, which he could not do. Healan was arrested for operating a vehicle with no valid driver license and was further requested to provide proper identification in an attempt to determine his exact identity. Healan refused to produce the requested information and was subsequently charged with Obstruction. Healan was held without bond until he could provide proper identification to prove his identity or Investigators confirmed an exact identity.

On Friday, April 27, 2012 at approximately 8:30 PM, utilizing fingerprint identification, Healan was identified as Charles Leon Parker Sr. a fugitive from the US Marshalls and listed on America's Most Wanted. Parker also had outstanding warrant from Douglas County Georgia for Child Molestation and Incest. Parker has been "at-large" since 1983. Parker is still facing additional charges in Florida for Insurance Fraud.

 


 

News Release Update (April 26, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that the apprehension of Antwan Maurice Miller for the charges of attempted murder were as result of the following:

On the early morning hours (12:34 AM) of Sunday the 8th day of April 2012, Sheriff's Deputies on routine patrol at an area in Greenville Florida known as the "Rec-Room" located at 1358 SW Grand Street were advised that a fight had started inside during a party. Sheriff's Deputies entered the building to stop the fights and disperse the crowds. As persons were exiting the building, fights ensued outside and Officers on the scene requested additional Officers for assistance. Rashard Miller and Antwan Miller, both known by a Sheriff's Deputy, were observed arguing and were separated and ordered to leave the area. Upon dispersing the crowd from the "Rec-Room" Deputies noted the crowd gathering again down the street at an area known as the "Boom-Boom Room" located at 1622 SW Grand street Greenville, Fl.

Sheriff's Deputies responded to the new location of the large crowd and while again attempting to disperse the crowd, witnesses informed the Officers that Rashard Miller had been stabbed. Officers located Rashard Miller within the crowd and noted that he was bleeding profusely from his abdomen. Rashard Miller immediately, without prompting, identified the suspect to be Antwan Miller. Officers requested immediate back up and an ambulance for medical attention as additional and sporadic fighting within the crowd continued.

Upon arrival of additional Officers, persons failing to comply with lawful orders and continuing to fight, obstruct officers of their lawful duty and/or incite the riot were arrested. Three (3) persons were arrested for their involvement in the disturbance and are as follows:

Melvin Morris: B/M, DOB: 12/05/1988 of Greenville Florida. Charged with Affray

Javon Hampton, B/M, DOB: 05/06/1990 of Tallahassee Fl. Charged with Inciting a riot and Obstruction

Johnny Morris, B/M, DOB: 10/31/1990 of Greenville, Fl. Charged with inciting a riot.

While continuing to disperse crowds and apprehend those failing to comply, Officers on the scene were informed of a vehicle accident and soon learned the vehicle was occupied by the suspect of the stabbing, Antwan Miller. Witnesses inside the wrecked vehicle confirmed Antwans presence and explained that Antwan Miller was attempting to flee the scene en route to Tallahassee Florida when the accident occurred but he had been picked up by an unknown motorist before officers arrived at the accident scene.

Rashard Miller was stabilized and transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he was admitted with serious bodily injury. At the time of this updated release, Rashard Miller has since been released from the hospital and is recovering.

The investigation into the stabbing remained pending until presenting a probable cause affidavit and an arrest warrant for Antwan Maurice Miller was issued and executed.

Antwan Maurice Miller Posted bond and was released from the Madison County Jail on Wednesday the 25th day of April 2012.

This case remains pending additional investigations and possible arrest.

 


 

News Release (April 25, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday the 24th day of April 2012, the Sheriff's Office received information concerning the location of Antwan Maurice Miller, being a wanted person for his involvement in an attempted murder case on April 7th, 2012.

Sheriff's Office Investigators assigned as part of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force with the United States Marshal's Service accompanied by other members of the Marshal's Fugitive Task force responded to the location identified as 481 SE Church Street in Greenville, Florida.

Antwan Maurice Miller was in fact located at the residence and was apprehended and the arrest warrant executed without further incident. Miller was transported to the Madison County Jail and charged with attempted murder. The investigation remains pending.

 


 

News Release (March 26, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Saturday the 24th day of March 2012 at approximately 5:12 PM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to 389 SW Anderson Pond Way in Madison Florida concerning a welfare check on the owner of the residence. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered a deceased white male inside the residence and contacted investigators.

Investigators determined the death to be suspicious and requested additional assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Lab to process the scene.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office and The Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating this case that has now been determined to be a homicide of the 75 year old white male.

 


 

News Release (March 26, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Saturday the 24th day of March 2012 at approximately 5:12 PM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to 389 SW Anderson Pond Way in Madison Florida concerning a welfare check on the owner of the residence. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered a deceased white male inside the residence and contacted investigators.

Investigators determined the death to be suspicious and requested additional assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Lab to process the scene.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office and The Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating this case that has now been determined to be a homicide of the 75 year old white male.

 


 

News Release (March 20, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Friday the 16th day of March 2012, Members of the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug Taskforce conducted a "Round Up" of persons involved in the illegal sell of controlled substances. The "Round Up" was a result of several months of investigations that involved covert operations concerning these individuals involvement in the illegal drug trade on the streets of Madison County. The operation resulted in 6 separate arrests and additional arrests remain pending.

The Following were and arrested and charged:

• Mark Fudge, DOB: 10/27/1977, of Madison Florida, Charged: Possession marijuana, possession with intent to sell oxycodone, and sell of oxycodone, Bond set at $100,000.00

• Trafis Gillyard, DOB: 01/15/1992 of Madison Florida, Charged: trafficking Hydrocodone and sell of Hydrocodone (2cts), Bond set at $100,000.00

• Travis Fead, DOB: 03/15/1979 of Madison Florida, Charged: Possession intent to sell marijuana and sell of marijuana (more than 20 grams) within 1000 feet of a day care. Bond $100,000.00

• Marcus Johnson, DOB: 09/21/1989, of Madison Florida, Charged: Possession intent to sell marijuana and sell of marijuana (more than 20 grams) within 1000 feet of a day care (2 cts). Bond $100,000.00

• Calvin Bruton, DOB: 01/21/1979 of Madison Florida, Charged: Possession intent to sell marijuana and sell of marijuana (more than 20 grams). Bond $100,000.00

• Jason McDaniel, DOB: 09/06/1984 of Madison Florida, Charged: Possession intent to sell marijuana and sell of marijuana (more than 20 grams) within 1000 feet of a day care. Bond $100,000.00

 


 

News Release (March 20, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday the 13th day of March 2012 at 5:43 p.m. agents of the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug Taskforce stopped a 1997 Infinity sedan traveling west on interstate 10 for a traffic violation in Madison County. The vehicle was being driven by Andarius Lynum of Riviera Beach, FL and occupied by a passenger, Rashad Dartron Givens of West Palm Beach, FL.

Upon approaching the vehicle agents observed marijuana residue in plain view of the center console and could further smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Agents completed the enforcement action for the traffic violation and then conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle. The search discovered a plastic bag in the glove compartment that contained a large quantity of marijuana seeds and a book bag that was previously sitting between the passengers' (Givens) legs that contained more than 2 ounces of marijuana. The marijuana was resting on top of a loaded Springfield Armory XD 9mm semi automatic handgun as well as several other items of drug paraphernalia to include a digital scale.

Rashad Dartron Givens, B/M, DOB: 10/10/1991, of West Palm Beach Florida was arrested without incident. Agents contacted ATF (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms) who agreed to adopt the case for possible Federal prosecution.

 


 

News Release (March 20, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Monday the 12th day of March 2012 at 5:38 p.m. agents of the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug Taskforce stopped a 2004 Chevy truck traveling west on Interstate 10 in Madison County for a traffic violation. Upon approaching the vehicle agents noticed the back seat passenger making divertive movements as if he was attempting to conceal something. Agents completed the enforcement action for the traffic violation and requested consent to search the vehicle. Consent to search was granted and the search discovered a bag in the area of the back seat passenger that contained marijuana and a glass smoking pipe. The back seat passenger was positively identified and determined to be a juvenile from Brandon Florida. The passenger claimed ownership and was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 


 

News Release (March 12, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Thursday the 8th day of March 2012 at 5:40 PM agents of the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug Taskforce stopped a 1992 Buick sedan traveling east bound on interstate 10 in Madison County for a traffic violation. The Buick was driven by Carl C. Collier of Jacksonville, FL and occupied by passenger Deontre M. Williams.

While taking enforcement action for the traffic violation, agents detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. Agents conducted a probable cause search and located 6 ounces of high grade marijuana individually packaged for sell along with a digital scale concealed inside the vehicle. Both Collier and Williams were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Driver: Carl Christopher Collier, DOB: 11/27/1990, of 5564 Rockola Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32222

Passenger: Deontre Martez Williams, DOB: 12/20/1991, of 0851 Allison St. Jacksonville, FL 32254

 


 

News Release (March 12, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday the 6th day of March 2012 at 11:50 AM, agents of the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug Taskforce stopped a 2002 Dodge Ram truck traveling east bound on interstate 10 in Madison County. The 2002 Dodge Truck was stopped for a speeding violation. The truck was being driven by a Misael Deleon Nunez, DOB: 04/29/1970, address unknown, and occupied by one illegal immigrant.

While taking enforcement actions for the traffic violation, agents detected signs of deception and criminal activity. Agents requested consent to search and permission was granted. During the search agents noticed that the trucks engine oil pan showed signs of recent tampering.

The truck was relocated to complete the search by draining the oil and removing the oil pan to discover two and a half pounds of 99% pure cocaine from inside the oil pan. The oil pan had been modified to accommodate the cocaine. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration was contacted to assist in the investigation. The investigation led agents to Gainesville Florida where a third man was arrested. All three subjects were secured in Alachua County Jail and the drug Enforcement Administration will present the case for federal prosecution.

 

 


 

 

News Release (March 5, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Sunday the 4th day of March 2012 at approximately 5:43 PM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to 313 SE Ammons Street Madison Florida in reference to a reported Home invasion and aggravated assault and battery. Upon arrival, Deputies spoke to the victim and learned that the suspects had called the victim by phone several times attempting to purchase drugs and each time the victim explained that they did not sell drugs. Soon after the last call, the suspects arrived at the victim's residence demanding the purchase of drugs. Again the victim attempted to explain that they did not sell drugs but the suspects became irate and forced his way into the victim's residence at knife point. The suspect pushed and shoved the victim around the residence in the presence of a 3 year old child.

The suspect took $200.00 from the victim's table and ordered the victim not to contact the police or he would put the victim and the victim's child in a body bag. The suspects left driving a white Cadillac.

The victim explained that that they knew the suspects identity and provided Officers with a detailed description of the suspects and the vehicle. The Investigation identified the suspects as the following and the additional charges remain pending:

1. Ronald Eugene Webb, W/M, DOB: 02/11/1971/, of Madison Florida

2. Robert Turner Phillips, W/M, DOB: 10/17/1969, of Lee Florida.

Charges: Home Invasion and Battery

 


 

News Release (February 27, 2012)

2kilosCocaine02272012EdwardBurdMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Thursday morning the 23rd day of February 2012, agents of the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug Taskforce were contacted by a local tow and recovery company regarding some concerns they had relating to a vehicle they towed in for the Florida Highway Patrol. The vehicles operator, Edward Burd of Miami Florida was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on I-10 on the 21st day of February 2012 for Violation of probation.

The tow company informed Taskforce agents that there was no hold on the vehicle and it could be released to the registered owner. However, several different people continued to call wanting to pick the car up and some were claiming to be the registered owner. When they were informed that the registered owner would have to appear in person and provide a photo identification they would become angry and hang up. The tow company received a forged power of attorney document stating that it would be fine to release the car to anyone. After several more phone calls the tow company realized that something was not right and requested Taskforce agents to check the car.

Agents arrived at the impound lot with canine "Dare" to conduct an exterior scan of the vehicle. "Dare" gave a positive alert on the exterior of the vehicle for the presence of narcotic odor. "Dare" was placed inside the vehicle and also alerted to the dash area. Agents then conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located an electronic controlled hidden compartment or "trap" constructed in the dash of the vehicle. Agents were able to figure out the required actions needed to access the compartment. Once the compartment was opened, agents located four and a half pounds of cocaine hidden inside the compartment. Agents contacted the Florida Highway Patrol and informed them of the large amount of cocaine that was discovered. The Florida Highway Patrol did respond to the scene to take over the possession of the cocaine and vehicle for now a continued investigation.


 

News Release (February 27, 2012)

FlerijeanCurrencyMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday morning the 21st day of February 2012 at approximately 10:00 AM, agents of the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug Taskforce conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Dodge 4 door sedan for unlawful speed. The vehicle was traveling on Interstate 10 in Madison County and being operated by Henry Flerijean of Tampa, FL.

While taking enforcement action for the a speeding violation, agents detected the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle and from Flerijeans clothing. Flerijean admitted having marijuana in the vehicle and after completing enforcement actions, agents conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle. During the search, agents located a small amount of marijuana inside of Flerijeans book bag located on the front passenger seat.

Agents continued the search of the vehicle and located three large bundles of US Currency concealed beneath the spare tire. Agents also located a large number of credit cards in the names of different people concealed behind the trunk liner. Flerijean denied owning the currency and credit cards or knowing how they got into his vehicle. Documentation was located in Flerijeans personal belongings that directly linked him to the credit cards. Flerijean was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana (less than 20 grams) and Aggravated Identity Theft. The currency totaling $21,427.00 and credit cards were seized.

The Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HIS/ICE) was contacted and has agreed to adopt the case for Federal proceedings. The investigation continues.

 


 

News Release (February 10, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Thursday night February 10, 2012 at 11:58 PM Agents of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Chevy 4 door sedan for unlawful speed. The vehicle was traveling westbound on interstate 10 in Madison County and was being operated by Norris Antonio Baker Jr.
While Agents were taking enforcement action for the speeding violation, they detected signs of possible criminal activity. Canine “Arko” was deployed and gave a positive alert for the presence of a narcotic odor. Agents then conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and discovered a small amount of marijuana residue. The search further discovered a Taurus .45 caliber semi automatic hand gun concealed within the vehicle.
The driver, Antonio Baker, denied owning the handgun, how it got into his vehicle or to whom the gun may belong to. Agents seized the handgun for further investigation and to have analyzed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (F.D.L.E.) Crime Lab to verify that the gun has not been previously used in a crime.
Currently, No formal charges are being filed on Antonio Baker and he gladly relinquished possession of the firearm and was released. The investigation remains pending.  


 

News Release (February 10, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Wednesday night February 8, 2012 at 11:58 pm, agents of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Nissan Altima for a traffic violation.  The vehicle was traveling eastbound on interstate 10 in Madison County and was being operated by Kenitra Gilmer and occupied by one passenger Porscha D. Thomas.
While Agents were taking enforcement action, they detected signs of deception and possible criminal activity. Canine “Arko” was deployed and a positive alert for the presence of narcotic odor was indicated. The driver, Kenitra Gilmer, admitted that they had just recently smoked marijuana inside the vehicle prior to being stopped.
Agents conducted a probable cause search on the vehicle and discovered a small amount of marijuana. The search further discovered a large amount of U.S. Currency concealed in three bags and a large amount of Turbo Tax refund visa cards, each in the name of different people in the same type of bags as the currency.
Both, Gilmer and Thomas did not know the amount of the currency and stated that only a portion of the currency was actually theirs and were unsure of how much belonged to them. Gilmer and Thomas further denied knowing any of the people or how the cards got into the vehicle.
Agents contacted the Department of Homeland Security Investigations which responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. The currency totaled $52,194.00 and was seized with the Turbo Tax visa cards.
Currently, no formal charges are being filed on Kenitra Gilmer, B/F, DOB: 02/17/1985 of Charlotte, NC. and Porscha Thomas, B/F, DOB: 06/23/1985 of Jacksonville, Fl. However, the investigation into multiple identity thefts and fraudulent income tax returns continues and the case is being adopted by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations for possible Federal prosecution.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be entitled to its portion of currency and other potential assets seized as a result of initiating this investigation.  

 


 

News Release (February 10, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Wednesday night February 8, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Agents with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Chrysler 300 for unlawful speed. The vehicle was traveling westbound on interstate 10 in Madison County and being operated by Kelly Thomas Dunaway.
While Agents were taking enforcement action for the speeding violation, they detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle and additional signs of possible criminal activity. Agents conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a black duffle bag inside the trunk. The black duffle bag contained 4 pounds of high grade marijuana.
Kelly Thomas Dunaway, W/M, DOB: 07/22/1989 of Tampa Florida was arrested and charged with the following:
1.    Possession of marijuana more than 20 grams
2.    Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

 


 

News Release (February 10, 2012)

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Tuesday the 7th day of February 2012 at approximately 1:07 AM, Agents with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Chrysler 4 door sedan for a faulty equipment violation. The vehicle was being operated by Charles Lamar Kendrick and traveling Westbound on Interstate 10. While Officers were taking enforcement action, they detected signs of possible criminal activity. Agents deployed canine “Dare” and a positive alert for the presence of narcotic odor was indicated. Agents conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a black bag under the front passenger seat. The black bag contained powder and crack cocaine. Charles Lamar Kendrick, B/M, DOB: 01/16/1972 of Tallahassee Florida was arrested and charged with the following: 1. Possession of cocaine 2. Possession of crack cocaine At the time of this arrest Kendrick was currently on Federal Probation for narcotic offenses.

 

 




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