Date: October 26, 2009
Time: 9:00 AM
Chiefland, Florida- On October 23, 2009 the Levy County Sheriff's Office executed five search warrants in the City of Chiefland and arrested 13 people during the round up.
During a six month investigation, the Drug Task Force has been purchasing powder/crack cocaine and cannabis from several drug dealers in the Chiefland area. At 5 p.m., Drug Task Force Investigator Burt Miller briefed "Operation Trick-Or-Treat" to law enforcement officers that participated from the Chiefland Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Dixie County Sheriff's Office, Gainesville Police Department, US Marshals Office and Probation & Parole.
Halloween night came early in Chiefland with over 40 law enforcement officers knocking on doors in search for drug dealers and not candy. Operation Trick-Or-Treat is the conclusion of a six month investigation where undercover agents purchased drugs from drug dealers. This round up was a success arresting 13 people and no one was injured. Agents confiscated approximately $5,000 dollars in cash, recovered seven guns and seized powder/crack cocaine and cannabis.
Operation Trick-Or-Treat round up will continue this week in arresting drug dealers that remain at large. The Drug Task Force Agents have 85 felony charges and 15 misdemeanor charges to file on the subjects.
On November 2, 2009 the Levy County Sheriff's Office is still searching for three fugitives involved in Operation Trick-Or Treat. The whereabouts of the fugitives are unknown and we are asking the public to call law enforcement if they see Jarvis Green, Rickey Alston and Derald Young. The fugitives have felony warrants for cocaine drug sales. The fugitives can turn themselves in to Agent Burt Miller or they can expect the members of the US Marshals Service North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest them when they least expect it. Attached to the press release are photographs of the fugitives.