What started as a police response to a suicide alert, ended in the only ecstasy lab bust in Marion County in recent memory. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Judge Cochran says Ocala police uncovered the lab at 3450 SW 19th Place in Ocala yesterday.
Agents from the Multi-Agency Drug Enforcement Team joined the investigation which uncovered chemicals, beakers, and other manufacturing elements. Cochran says the drug agents are always looking at national trends to see what could make its way to Marion County.
22-year-old Dallas Keen faces charges of possession of precursor materials, resisting without violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
All photos courtesy of Marion County Sheriff’s Office
The Saint Francis House Pet Care Clinic provides free non-emergency health care for pets of economically troubled owners four times a month. In the colder months, they give out cold weather clothes and blankets because homeless shelters do not allow animals unless they are service animals.
Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida Inc., is furthering its year-round fight against food insecurity for youth by providing food during the winter holidays to students who mainly rely on meals during school hours.
Gainesville Post Office participates in the Santa Operation program for the first time. The program started receiving letters from across the country starting Dec. 2, and it will match the benefactors until Monday.