DRUG TASK FORCE DISMANTLES LAB AND MAKES ARREST IN SOUTH LEVY METHAMPHETAMINE INVESTIGATION

During the week of February 10, 2015, the Levy County Drug
Task Force conducted operations in the Ocala Highlands West area of Levy County
targeting individuals making and selling methamphetamine. The DTF received
numerous tips from the public and Crime Stoppers of Levy County which helped
identify the suspects responsible for the lab. Personnel from both the
Chiefland Police Department and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office participated
in these investigations.  

On February 10, 2015, Drug Task Force Investigators located
the clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory at a residence located at the corner
of SE 214 Avenue and SE 71st Place. This
lab was dismantled. Investigators are required to have extensive training to
safely dismantle these types of illegal lab operations to safeguard the
community and themselves.

On February 12, 2015, DTF Investigators conducted a
“Buy-Bust” Operation that resulted in the arrest of Joshua Goodman
(7-10-82).  An undercover Investigator made contact with Goodman who agreed
to sell methamphetamine.  After completing the purchase, Investigators
arrested Goodman and charged him with Possession and Sale of Methamphetamine.
 

Investigators know that additional individuals are involved
in these labs and the investigation is continuing.  LCSO appreciates all
the assistance provided by members of the public in these cases.  

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
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