Month: September 2015

 
 
 
 
 
Task Force Arrests Suspected Meth Dealer  

 
September 17, 2015

On September 17, 2015 at
approximately 2:30 AM, Deputies from the Levy County Drug Task Force observed a
male subject walking along Southeast
144th Place near Inglis, Florida.  The subject was identified as Patrick A.
Lookingbill (28 yoa).  Lookingbill
appeared to be intoxicated and deputies stopped to check on his welfare.  They conducted a pat-down search of
Lookingbill for weapons and recovered a folding knife. 

Lookingbill then voluntarily
emptied his pants pockets and produced a small plastic tube.  The tube contained three small plastic
baggies with a white powdered substance inside. 
The powder tested positive for methamphetamine.  Deputies found additional drug paraphernalia
in a backpack that Lookingbill was carrying. 
The paraphernalia included syringes, additional plastic baggies, cotton
swabs and a metal spoon with burn marks on it. 

Lookingbill was arrested by Investigator
Joe Barrera for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Lookingbill
was booked into the Levy County Detention Facility, and his bond has been set
at $60,000.00. 

The Drug Task Force encourages
all citizens who may have information about drug activities or other crimes to
contact the Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111. 
The information can also be given anonymously to CrimeStoppers of Levy
County at 1-800-349-8477 and you may be entitled to a cash reward.  
 
 

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South Levy Traffic Stop Results in Drug Arrest

 

September 17, 2015

On September 17, 2015, Deputies
from the Levy County Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 model
Ford “dually” truck for erratic driving. 
The vehicle was driven by Reinhard Bailey (60 yoa) of Dunnellon.  The truck had been seen earlier at an
inactive clandestine methamphetamine lab site. 
The deputies, who are also Certified Clandestine Lab Investigators,
observed both Lye and 2 containers of Coleman camp fuel in plain view in the
vehicle.   Both substances are used in the process of
illegally manufacturing methamphetamine. 

During the subsequent search of
the vehicle, the deputies located 7 individual baggies of a substance that
tested positive for methamphetamine.  The
methamphetamine had been concealed in the driver’s side door.  Bailey was arrested by Deputy Tim Rogers for
Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia.  Bailey was booked into
the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has been set at $90,000.00. 

The illegal manufacture,
distribution and use of methamphetamine continue to be a problem in Levy County.  The Drug Task Force encourages all citizens
who may have information about these activities to contact the Sheriff’s Office
at 352-486-5111.  The information can
also be given anonymously to CrimeStoppers of Levy County at 1-800-349-8477 and
you may be entitled to a cash reward. 

 

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National Prescription Drug
Take-Back Day

 
 

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with
the Levy County Prevention Coalition and the Williston Police Department, will
be participating in the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription
Drug Take Back Initiative.

 This year’s event will be sponsored by the Levy
County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday September 26th, 2015,
from 10:00AM until 2:00 PM. Sheriff’s Deputies will
be present to accept all medications. There will be 4 collection sites
available in Levy county.  These will be: 

 1.  The South
Entrance to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office complex located at 9150 NE 80
Ave., Bronson, FL 32621;

 2.  First Baptist
Church, 511 North Young Boulevard, Chiefland, FL  32626;

 

3.  Inglis Town Hall,
135 Highway 40 West, Inglis,
FL, 34449;

 4.  Ornan
Lodge, 250 NE 6th
Boulevard, Williston, FL  32696.  This location will be manned by Williston
Police, Department. 

 Participants are encouraged to bring in prescription
medications that are no longer used, out of date, or medications from loved
ones who have passed away. Medications can be loose or in containers.  Participants will be able to drive in and
drop medications off into boxes provided without having to exit their vehicles.

 Please join us in participating in this important
initiative to keep unwanted or unneeded medications off our streets.

 

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