Friday, December 16, 2011

Drug Dealer Arrested by Task Force



Date:                December 16, 2011

Time:                4:30 PM


On December 16, 2011 the North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force comprised of the US Marshals Service, Levy County Sheriff's Office, Alachua County Sheriff's Office and the Gainesville Police Department arrested Kenyatta Daron Howard. 


The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force made undercover drug buys from Howard and obtained an arrest warrant for sale and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  Howard was considered as a mid level drug dealer in Levy County supplying drugs to the Cedar Key and Chiefland areas.  The man hunt ended today when the Fugitive Task Force through hard work and good old fashion police work located Howard at the American Best Value Inn motel in Gainesville.  Upon Deputies approaching the motel, Howard ran on foot and he was tackled and placed under arrest.  Howard was transported to the Alachua County Jail and has a $ 325,000 bond.


Howard is also a registered sexual offender in Levy County.  Howard was convicted in 1999 for lewd & lascivious behavior with a child.





Kenyatta Daron Howard

1414 Baden Powell Road

Hawthorne, Fl

B/M, 10/11/1975




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