PROACTIVE PATROL PAYS OFF
DEPUTY’S PROACTIVE PATROL PAYS OFF WITH

ARREST OF REPEAT DRUG OFFENDER

 

February 19, 2015

On February 13, 2015, LCSO Deputy Keagon Weatherford
observed two suspicious vehicles and individuals outside a closed business in
the Town of Bronson.  Deputy Weatherford made contact with the
individuals and was able to identify one of the subjects as Ellen Elizabeth
Strickland (1-18-70). 

During his subsequent investigation, Deputy Weatherford learned
that Strickland is currently on Felony Drug Probation for a prior
Methamphetamine offense.  Deputy
Weatherford located and seized a significant amount of methamphetamine, a
smaller amount of prescription Oxycontin medication, cannabis, numerous
syringes and other drug paraphernalia from a vehicle at the scene. 

Strickland denied ownership of all the contraband
items.  After further investigation,
Deputy Weatherford obtained witness statements and documentary evidence which
helped prove that the illegal items had recently been in Strickland’s
possession. 

Based on this evidence, Deputy Weatherford obtained an
arrest warrant for Strickland.  The
warrant was executed by LCSO Investigators on February 18, 2015.  Strickland was arrested for numerous drug
offenses including Trafficking in Methamphetamine.  She is currently being housed at the Levy County
Detention Center.  Her total bond is $142,000.00. 

 

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