Friday, September 18, 2015

South Levy Traffic Stop Results in Drug Arrest


September 17, 2015

On September 17, 2015, Deputies from the Levy County Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 model Ford “dually” truck for erratic driving.  The vehicle was driven by Reinhard Bailey (60 yoa) of Dunnellon.  The truck had been seen earlier at an inactive clandestine methamphetamine lab site.  The deputies, who are also Certified Clandestine Lab Investigators, observed both Lye and 2 containers of Coleman camp fuel in plain view in the vehicle.   Both substances are used in the process of illegally manufacturing methamphetamine. 

During the subsequent search of the vehicle, the deputies located 7 individual baggies of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.  The methamphetamine had been concealed in the driver’s side door.  Bailey was arrested by Deputy Tim Rogers for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Bailey was booked into the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has been set at $90,000.00. 

The illegal manufacture, distribution and use of methamphetamine continue to be a problem in Levy County.  The Drug Task Force encourages all citizens who may have information about these activities to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111.  The information can also be given anonymously to CrimeStoppers of Levy County at 1-800-349-8477 and you may be entitled to a cash reward.