PCSO Press Release 1-20-2010

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  1. CajunGirl

    CajunGirl Slap Mah Fro!

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    Date: January 20, 2010

    On January 20, 2010, investigators from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, HIDTA Tri-County Drug Task Force, and the Office of the State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit, concluded a month-long undercover operation with the arrest of four (4) Satsuma residents and one (1) individual from Orlando for trafficking in controlled prescription medications.

    During the operation, investigators made several purchases of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone medications from these individuals. Ronald Lemyles Cummings, Misty Janette Croslin, Hank Thomas “Tommy” Croslin Jr., Hope A. Sykes, and Orlando resident Donna Broch, were arrested and charged with trafficking in controlled prescription medications. If convicted as charged, Ronald Cummings, Misty Cummings, and Donna Broch, could receive a minimum mandatory sentence of twenty-five (25) years in state prison. If convicted, the other individuals can receive minimum sentences ranging from three (3) years to fifteen (15) years in state prison. An undercover Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Detective purchased large quantities of prescription medications from this group on seven (7) separate occasions. The estimated street value of prescription drugs seized is $3,900.00.

    Today, the second phase of the operation was concluded. Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin purchased trafficking amounts of prescription medications from undercover investigators. Both individuals were immediately arrested and taken into custody without incident. The other individuals were arrested on active arrest warrants resulting from this investigation. The following list details the charges and bonds for the subjects involved in this case:

    Misty Janette Croslin, DOB: 12/09/1991 –
    Six (6) Counts of trafficking in Prescription Medications (Bond – $950,000.00)


    Ronald Lemyles Cummings, DOB: 10/29/1983 –
    Three (3) Counts of Trafficking in Prescription Medications (Bond – $500,000.00)



    Hank “Tommy” Croslin Jr., DOB: 08/02/1986 –
    One (1) Count of Trafficking in Prescription Medications (Bond - $100,000.00)



    Hope A. Sykes, DOB: 03/24/1991 – One (1) Count of Trafficking in Prescription Medications (Bond - $150,000)

    Donna Broch – One (1) Count of Trafficking in Prescription Medications (Bond - $250,000.00)


    This operation was in response to the growing problem of the illegal sale and distribution of prescription drugs within Putnam County and surrounding areas. Prescription drug abuse is rapidly on the rise in Putnam County, and is one of the toughest crimes for law enforcement to combat. Most dealers are merchants of their own addiction, and sell these prescription medications to simply support their own habit.

    Information was obtained that these individuals were unlawfully selling prescription medications in the community. Sheriff Hardy assigned detectives from the Drug/Vice Unit to the investigation. An undercover Putnam County Detective infiltrated this group, gaining the trust of these drug dealers.

    Sheriff Hardy acknowledges the rise in prescription medication crimes in our community, and understands that this is a precursor to many other crimes affecting our citizens. He has instructed his investigators to not only aggressively pursue the subjects who are illegally selling prescription medications, but also the individuals who are unlawfully possessing and using these highly addictive drugs.

    As stated in previous releases, investigators assigned to the Haleigh Cummings investigation will take every available opportunity to speak with any individual believed to have knowledge about Haleigh Cummings’ disappearance.

    Lt. Johnny Greenwood
    Putnam County Sheriff’s Office
    130 Orie Griffin Blvd.
    Palatka, Florida 32177
    (386) 326-2782
     
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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    I can't believe that all of these people - KNOWING the world's eyes were on them - continued to traffic drugs.
     
  4. momtective

    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    The height of arrogance isn't it. If these charges don't make someone cough up some answers as to where Haleigh is, then I'm afraid we will never know.
     
  5. Patty G

    Patty G Retired WS Staff

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    Please post the link to this presser. Thanks.
     
  6. Patty G

    Patty G Retired WS Staff

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    I wish I could jump higher as I am thrilled this all went down. :woohoo:
     
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    Kimster Former Member

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    Hi everyone...
    exciting news, eh?
    Channel four news which is wjxt,com stated that it was an ongoing investigation of at least a month long with the arrests and charges of our players... They stated that the three were sent to St. Johns County/St. Augustine, cuz that is where the origianl charges stemmed from....
     
  9. Zoe Bogart

    Zoe Bogart Let's not ask for the Moon, we have the Stars

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    Thanks for the updates, all.
     
  10. BondJamesBond

    BondJamesBond Blunt Instrument

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    :shakehead:
     
  11. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

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    My gosh, according to the article they must all be very addicted. Only a fool wouldn't know that LE was watching them and other people squealing. Even the volunteer searcher got involved in this dope ring and Tommy who was said to be a non drug user. Wow.
     
  12. Patty G

    Patty G Retired WS Staff

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    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Marriages may come and go but these two have a strong bond...

    Misty 950K!
    Ron 500K!
     
  15. yosande

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    Well, now maybe they can make a deal and reveal where Haleigh is, finally.
    moo
     
  16. yosande

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    Where's Jr?
     
  17. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member

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    WOW, just WOW!
     
  18. Missingmeds

    Missingmeds Inactive

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    Link to St. John's Booking information for three of the arrestees. Click on Jail in the banner and then scroll down and that will get you the booking info.

    http://www.sjso.org/inmate_search_warrants.aspx

    I am still trying to figure out how to get into Flagler county to see what it says.
     
  19. Emeralgem

    Emeralgem New Member

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  20. ATWC66

    ATWC66 Sitting here waiting for another clue

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    They all assumed they were above the law. You know what they say about the word assumed. ;)

    That is why they continued to do this while the worlds eyes watched them.
     
  21. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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