From clams to copper, new Levy County Sheriff’s unit tackles agriculture issues
With an extensive coastline and rural area to monitor, the Levy County Sheriff’s office has created an Agriculture/Marine Unit to deal with growing Agriculture related crime. Levy County Sheriff’s Office Major Evan Sullivan says this position is something the Sheriff’s office has pushed consistently pushed for.
This unit now includes a full time investigator assigned solely to these cases. Lieutenant Shawn Hunt is stepping in to that role, and he believes his experience in this field and in the county at large will help make the unit successful.
Hunt says he is already tackling the growing problem of copper theft from irrigation set-ups, but his duties will not end at crime investigation. Sullivan says area farmers are excited for the new crime prevention outreach efforts Hunt is bringing to the area as well.
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