March 22, 2019
Courtney Harvey (11-19-88), a career violent felon from Williston, was arrested by Drug Task Force Detective Rob Bowers on November 30, 2018 after a lengthy investigation. Harvey was charged with a variety of crimes ranging from battery to drug trafficking. He has been held in the Levy County Detention Facility since this arrest.
Yesterday more charges were filed on Harvey after an examination of drugs seized during the investigation prior to his November arrest were received by the LCSO. Detective Rob Bowers added twelve (12) more drug related charges including possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, sale of cocaine, sale of fentanyl and use of a two way communication device during the commission of a felony.
Street level drug sales investigations are difficult to conduct. In the case involving Harvey, Detectives suspected he was selling heroin. Detectives discovered on two instances he actually sold drugs that were a mixture of cocaine and fentanyl. On a third occasion he sold pure fentanyl.
Fentanyl is the drug that has been linked to multiple overdose deaths across the nation and has harmed many first responders who inadvertently came into contact with this substance. Deputies in Levy County now carry Narcan, which is used to counteract the deadly effects of this drug, both for victims and ourselves.
An additional $530,000.00 in bonds has been levied against Harvey bringing his total bond to 1.29 million dollars.