Two Day Narcotics Interdiction – 7 Arrested

Jerry Boyd

Bubba Sanders
Jessica Wasileff

Taylor O’Connor

Jonathan Macri-O’Dowd

Peggy Wasileff (photo from 2014)

Barbara Sapp (photo from 2014)
November 6, 2017
Levy County K-9 Deputies and Investigators with the LCSO
Drug Task Force (DTF) conducted narcotics traffic enforcement on SR 24 in the
Rosewood area of Levy County Thursday, November 2, 2017 . Deputies utilized
radar to clock a vehicle traveling at 71 mph in a posted 60 mph speed zone. K-9
Deputy G. Garboski stopped the vehicle in the area of the Dollar General and
spoke to the driver, identified as Jerry Boyd (9-14-68) from Bronson. K-9
Deputy Garboski noticed Boyd became very nervous when he asked him if he had
any illegal narcotics in the vehicle. This is when the traffic stop became
extremely deadly.
K-9 Deputy Garboski, who was being assisted on the traffic
stop by K-9 Sergeant K. Kinik and DTF Investigator T. Rogers, saw Boyd reach
toward the ignition switch and crank the Toyota truck he was driving. Both K-9
Deputy Garboski and Investigator Rogers attempted to stop Boyd but were
unsuccessful. Boyd sped away with both deputies still attempting to stop and
restrain him. 
Boyd then attempted to elude deputies by fleeing into the
Cedar Haven residential subdivision. K-9 Deputy Garboski saw children playing
in the area and was able to stop Boyd by blocking his vehicle at a cul-de-sac.
Boyd was seen by K-9 Deputy Garboski throwing objects out of the driver’s
window during his attempt to escape. These items were recovered by assisting
deputies and identified as cocaine which had been packaged for street level
sales.
Boyd was arrested and transported to the Levy County
Detention Facility. He has been charged with fleeing and attempting to elude
LEO, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, two counts of assault
on a LEO and destruction of evidence. 
DTF investigators later responded to the home owned by Boyd
and conducted a search. Investigators located a locked safe in a room said to
contain more narcotics. A warrant to search the locked safe was obtained and
investigators found cocaine, marijuana, hydrocodone, buprenorphine and
clonazepam. Additional charges will be filed at a later date related to this
discovery. 
Additionally, a citizen called after finding a Crown Royal
bag in the ditch in the Cedar Haven subdivision where Boyd fled, after deputies
had departed the area. The citizen turned over the bag that contained 22.8
grams of cocaine, baggies to package it for street level sales and a scale.
Additional charges will also be filed on this discovery. A special thanks to
this alert citizen as these dangerous drugs, Boyd so thoughtlessly threw away
could have easily been found by a child. 
Boyd was seen at first appearance by Judge T. Browning the
morning following his arrest. His bond was set at $217,000.00. 
Deputies also stopped Bubba Ronald Kenneth Sanders (9-4-86)
of Cedar Key on Thursday, November 2, 2017 during the continued interdiction
efforts. Sanders was found to be driving with a suspended license, was a
previously convicted felon in possession of ammunition and was in possession of
drug paraphernalia. Sanders was arrested and transported to the Levy County
Detention Facility. His bond was assigned at $22,000.00.
On Friday, November 3rd narcotics investigations
continued and DTF investigators along with Citrus County Sheriff’s Office
(CCSO) DTF members executed a search warrant at 170 Linda Street in Inglis.
This warrant was the result of a 2 week investigation where the Citrus/Levy combined
drug task force developed information this location was being used to
manufacture and sell narcotics.
Investigators located methamphetamines, opiates, marijuana, and
drug paraphernalia. Five people were arrested who were inside the home at the
time the warrant was served. The following are the persons arrested as a result
of this search warrant:
Barbara Sapp
(12-21-70) – homeowner of 170 Linda Street
Two counts
of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription
Maintaining
a drug dwelling
Possession
of drug paraphernalia
Bond:
$120,000.00
Peggy
Wasileff (5-2-68)
Possession
of a controlled substance without a prescription
Possession
of less than 20 grams of marijuana
Possession
of drug paraphernalia
Bond:
$70,000.00
Jessica
Wasileff (5-15-93)
Two counts
of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription
Possession
of less than 20 grams of marijuana
Possession
of drug paraphernalia
Bond:
$65,000.00
Taylor
O’Connor (4-19-90)
Possession
of harmful New Legend drug
Bond: ROR
Jonathan
Macri-O’Dowd (3-14-91)
Possession
of a controlled substance without a prescription
Possession
of less than 20 grams of marijuana
Possession
of drug paraphernalia
Bond:
$25,000.00