Marijuana Cultivation Arrest Worth Quarter Million

Media Release   Morriston, Florida   On July 20, 2011 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force in conjunction with the Army National Guard conducted an aerial search in effort to locate illegal marijuana grows.   In the area of S.E. 25 Street off of Hwy 121 numerous marijuana plants were located by Captain Danny Riffle with Levy County Sheriff’s Office.  Captain Riffle has been spotting marijuana plants since 1983 and has seized millions dollars worth of drugs.  Deputies on the ground responded to the area and confiscated 247 marijuana plants. Contact was made with the homeowner, Mark O’Leary who consented to a search of his residence.  Inside the residence there were additional marijuana plants, a rifle and a small indoor growing operation.   O’Leary has been arrested four times for cultivation in marijuana in 1971-1984-2004 and 2011.   O’Leary was arrested for Cultivation of Marijuana and transported to the Levy County Jail.       Defendant:   Mark O’Leary 14171 SE 25th Street Morriston, FL W/M 09/08/1950 Bond $50,000       ###


Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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