Peggy D. Sweat, 41, of Hampton, was charged with drug trafficking in Bradford County on Saturday.
An illegal pill mill distribution ring bust led to the arrest of nine suspects in western Bradford County early Saturday morning.
Bradford County Sheriff’s Office launched “Operation Walking Dead” Friday when the task force used several undercover agents to purchase and sell illegal prescriptions at Dyal Cemetery near the Bradford-Union County line.
At 3 a.m. Saturday, officers arrested nine suspects and seized six vehicles used to traffic the drugs.
Sheriff Gordon Smith said the prescriptions were lawfully prescribed to patients by their doctor. The drug dealers would purchase the pills from the patient and mark them up, making a profit.
“Some of these suspects looked like zombies when we arrested them,” Smith said.
The investigation is still ongoing and Smith said property seizures are likely.
The Gainesville Police Department teamed up with the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding to discuss the relationships between police officers and youths. The Police-Youth Dialogue Program gives police officers and youths an safe outlet to share experiences and misunderstandings.
Charges against an 11-year-old girl for the shooting death have been dropped by State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister. Her 15-year-old sister, who police say shot and killed their 16-year-old brother, could still be charged. The girls’ parents are also being investigated.
Letroy Shelton Guion, Jr., who has played for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings in the NFL, was arrested in his hometown of Starke, according to a media release from Starke Police Department.
Local Craigslist antique seller arranges trade meeting in Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office to ensure safety for both buyer and seller. Ron Mills and the sheriff’s office hope to see more counties adopt the practice in preventing online crime.