Two Arrested On Drug Offenses

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                December 3, 2010 Time:                12:15 PM   On December 2, 2010 Agent Jay Bolton arrested Melvin Alday and Walter Burns in the Chiefland area.  In August 2010 Agent Jay Bolton utilized a confidential source and purchased 19.1 grams of vicodin.  The listed threshold for trafficking in vicodin is 4 grams.  Alday, 76 years of age was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail and has a $ 50,000 bond.   In an unrelated drug deal Walter Burns was arrested for possession of cocaine and sale of cocaine.  Burns sold .6 grams of cocaine to a confidential source for $ 70.00.  Burns is a convicted felon for drug related offenses.  Burns was lodged into the Levy County Jail and has a $ 30,000 bond.     Defendant:   Melvin Alday 7951 NW 147 Place Chiefland, Fl. W/M, 01/01/34   Walter Alexander Burns 2830 NW 31 Ave Gainesville, Fl B/M, 03/22/71     ###

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218