DEPUTY’S PROACTIVE PATROL PAYS OFF WITH
ARREST OF REPEAT DRUG OFFENDER
February 19, 2015
On February 13, 2015, LCSO Deputy Keagon Weatherford observed two suspicious vehicles and individuals outside a closed business in the Town of
. Deputy Weatherford made contact with the
individuals and was able to identify one of the subjects as Ellen Elizabeth
Strickland (1-18-70). Bronson
During his subsequent investigation, Deputy Weatherford learned that Strickland is currently on Felony Drug Probation for a prior Methamphetamine offense. Deputy Weatherford located and seized a significant amount of methamphetamine, a smaller amount of prescription Oxycontin medication, cannabis, numerous syringes and other drug paraphernalia from a vehicle at the scene.
Strickland denied ownership of all the contraband items. After further investigation, Deputy Weatherford obtained witness statements and documentary evidence which helped prove that the illegal items had recently been in Strickland’s possession.
Based on this evidence, Deputy Weatherford obtained an arrest warrant for Strickland. The warrant was executed by LCSO Investigators on February 18, 2015. Strickland was arrested for numerous drug offenses including Trafficking in Methamphetamine. She is currently being housed at the
. Her total bond is $142,000.00. Levy County
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