Thursday, December 3, 2009

Raleigh Couple Arrested on Drug Charges


In September 2009 the Drug Task Force purchased crack cocaine from Cynturia McClendon and Stephen Pollard. The two live together as a family at 8312 NE 166 Ave in Raleigh. The Drug Task Force was unable to locate the couple and obtained a Levy County felony arrest warrant on Pollard for possession of crack cocaine and sale of crack cocaine.

On December 3, 2009 surveillance was conducted at the Pollard/McClendon's residence. Captain Scott Anderson observed a brown Buick 4-door leave the residence. Corporal Rick Rogers, Agent Burt Miller and Captain Evan Sullivan followed the vehicle and confirmed the identity of the occupants in the vehicle. A felony traffic stop was attempted in the Raleigh area on County Road 335 and McClendon attempted to flee from officers. McClendon refused to stop and drove into Marion County where she attempted to hit Corporal Rogers and Captain Sullivan's vehicle. Corporal Rogers and Capt. Sullivan were forced to use evasive actions to prevent the assault.

Upon McClendon finally stopping the vehicle Pollard immediately jumped out of the vehicle and ran into a heavily wooded area. Agent Miller apprehended Pollard and a fight ensued. Captain Sullivan assisted in the arrest and securing of Pollard. Pollard had over 9 grams of crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana in his possession when he was arrested. The investigation revealed that the couple was making a drug delivery to a person in Marion County. Upon Pollard's arrest he made a threat to Agent Miller that when he gets out of jail he would kill him. Pollard and McClendon were arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail.


Stephen Daniel Pollard

8312 NE 166 Ave

Williston, Fl

B/M, 01/31/81

Charges: Possession crack cocaine, sale of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest with violence and corruption by threat.

Cynturia Jenae McClendon

8312 NE 166 Ave

Williston, Fl.

B/F, 08/09/88

Charges: Possession of crack cocaine, sale of crack cocaine, three (3) counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer, resisting arrest without violence.