Operation One Eye Jack

MEDIA RELEASE   OPERATION ONE EYE JACK Date:                January 17, 2012 Time:                4:00 PM   The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Williston Police Department and the Chiefland Police Department executed a search warrant at 241 NE 11th Street in Williston and arrested eight people.  Community leaders have complained about the criminal activity at this location which is a known as the “Gambling House”.    The investigation revealed that the Drug Task Force Agents made undercover drug buys in December 2011.  Agents purchased marijuana and powder cocaine from Darryl James at the Gambling House.  James was using the house for illegal gambling, selling and using drugs, selling alcohol and cigarettes without a license and renting the back bedroom for prostitution.    The Gambling House is known to have as many as 40-50 people on the premises on any given night and in the past have become very combative towards Williston Police Officers during a traffic stop.  Agents decided that on Friday the 13th Operation “One Eye Jack” would commence after dark and shut down the illegal business.   Upon arriving at the location the entry team was confronted with 9 people gambling and had assorted drugs (cocaine-marijuana) and cash on the table.  Inside the residence James was selling alcohol, cigarettes, cigars, chips, candy, beer and condoms without a license.   Upon Agents arriving on the scene there were numerous people on foot that attempted to run and one vehicle that was parked in the front yard that attempted to escape the drag net.  The occupants in the vehicle were later identified as a driver, Quinton Harris, front passenger, Daniel Joiner and in the back seat, Manuel Terrell.  The driver drove the car in reverse and attempted to flee the scene.  Detective Roger Bell, Detective Jay Crooms, Police Officer Justin Douglas and Major Sullivan stopped the vehicle and the subjects were taken out of the car at gun point.  Inside the car was a pistol and Daniel Joiner had 30 individually packaged baggies of cocaine and 2 bags of marijuana in his pocket.    Operation One Eye Jack netted a total of eight people being arrested and seized drugs, money and guns.  The Sheriff’s Office will continue to monitor this location and we have a zero tolerance for illegal activity.       Defendant:   Darryl Sherod James 111 NE 41ST Lane Williston, Fl. B/M, 10/26/1961 Charges:  2 Counts possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1000’of a school.                 2 Counts sale of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1000′ of a school.                 2 Counts possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within a 1000′ of a school.                 2 Counts Sale of cocaine with intent to distribute within a 1000′ of a school.                 1 Count selling alcohol without a beverage license                 1 Count of Gambling   Quinton Lamar Harris 3563 NE 212TH Court Williston, Fl B/M, 03/16/1983 Charges:  Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams                 Resisting arrest without violence   Daniel Joiner 21298 NE 41st Street Williston, Fl. B/M, 05/10/1990 Charges:  Possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1000′ from a school                 Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams   Manuel Lynn Terrell 332 SE 10th Street Williston, Fl. B/M, 04/11/1989 Charges:  Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams     Jermaine Levon Harris 1032 NE 1st Ave. Williston, Fl. B/M, 10/03/1977 Charges:  Possession of drug paraphernalia   Kelvin Hill 21391 NE 40th Street Williston, Fl. B/M, 08/29/1982 Charges:  Possession of cocaine with intent to sell                 Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams                 Possession of drug paraphernalia   Jerrell Lashaw Hopkins 21190 NE 37th Place Williston, Fl. B/M, 12/05/1987 Charges:  Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams                 Resist arrest without violence   Marrio Kentrell Monroe 3850 NE 217th Court Williston, Fl. B/M, 11/15/1980 Charges:  Possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute                 Possession of powder cocaine with intent to distribute                 Possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1000′ of a school       ###

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218