Fleeing Suspect Apprehended with Trafficking Amount of Meth

June 12, 2023

On Saturday, June 10, 2023 Deputy Cody Weaver was on patrol in Inglis when he spotted a vehicle known to be driven by a subject designated in the State of Florida as a habitual traffic offender. As the vehicle passed, Deputy Weaver identified the individual driving was the habitual offender and turned around to conduct a traffic stop. The driver accelerated and outdistanced Deputy Weaver by turning into a private residence and stopping abruptly. Both the driver and the passenger fled from the vehicle on foot.

Deputy Weaver was able to apprehend the fleeing passenger who was identified a Kitty Collins (7/11/78) of Inglis. As Collins was being escorted back to Deputy Weaver’s patrol car, he found a recently discarded black zippered bag. He collected the bag as evidence. Examination of the contents of the bag discovered a baggie that contained 84.5 grams of methamphetamines. Possession of more than 14 grams of amphetamines is considered a trafficking amount and could be punishable by a minimum seven (7) year prison sentence, if convicted. She is being held in the Levy County Detention Facility on a $120,000.00 bond.

The driver was able to elude Deputy Weaver. His identity is known and deputies are currently looking for him. When apprehended he will be facing several felony charges.

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