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Nine Arrests in Belleview Drug Bust

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Drug agents arrested nine people in Belleview on Thursday during the service of a search warrant.

The Ocala Police Department’s Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team was investigating the residents of 12250 SE 86th Ave. in the Belleview Ridge Estates after receiving complaints from neighbors.

While executing the search warrant, drug agents arrested Sylvester Welcome, 32, Sharla Welcome, 27, and Daniel Harshman, 36, according to a press release from OPD. All three already had arrest warrants, and Sylvester was also charged with one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

The Welcome’s children, an infant and a child under the age of two, were found in the home and put in the custody of other family members.

The agents seized 13 grams of crack cocaine, six grams of powder cocaine, 26 prescription pills, 16 grams of marijuana, a handgun and $586 from the house. Two more handguns were found in a truck on the property along with an additional $2,750.

After the initial arrests and seizures, the agents set up an operation in that area. Six people who showed up to purchase drugs were also arrested.

Sylvester Welcome / MCSO
Sylvester Welcome / MCSO
Sharla Welcome / MCSO
Sharla Welcome / MCSO
Daniel Harshman / MCSO
Daniel Harshman / MCSO
David Cleary / MCSO
David Cleary / MCSO
Matthew Glickman / MCSO
Matthew Glickman / MCSO
Izik Holly / MCSO
Izik Holly / MCSO
Jerry Latham / MCSO
Jerry Latham / MCSO
Varian Hare / MCSO
Varian Hare / MCSO
Dustin Lynn / MCSO
Dustin Lynn / MCSO

David J. Cleary, 35, was charged with purchase of crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine.

Matthew A. Glickman, 23, was charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, purchase of marijuana, possession of cocaine, purchase of cocaine and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.

Izik Holly, 24, was charged with purchase of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and tampering with evidence.

Jerry R. Latham, 39, was charged with purchase of crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine.

Varian N. Hare, 36, was charged with purchase of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of paraphernalia.

Dustin J. Lynn, 29, was charged with purchase of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of paraphernalia.

About Sean Stewart-Muniz

Sean is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org

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