Joint Operation Deemed a Success

Officers Recognized   Levy County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Duane Dykstra was recognized with a certificate of commendation by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office for his efforts in dismantling a methamphetamine manufacturing ring in Inglis, Fl. The effects of this ring impacted the City of Inglis, Levy County and Citrus County communities.   Lt. Dykstra, Detective Steve Smith (CCSO) and Officer Tim Rogers (IPD) identified an increase of methamphetamine on the streets of Inglis. They combined forces for a lengthy investigation. After months of surveillance and reams of intelligence, their work ultimately supplied the information needed to obtain search warrants.   The combined resources of these three agencies resulted in 12 arrests, the recovery of thousands of dollars in stolen property and plugged the main artery of illegal methamphetamine productions that was plaguing our communities.   When crimes cross jurisdictional lines, perpetrators of these crimes feel their chances of getting away with it are higher. This operation proves that LCSO and their neighboring agencies will diligently work together to accomplish our common goal to make our streets safer.

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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