STARKE, Fla. -

The final phase a multi-month investigation by the Bradford County Sheriff's Office resulted in the serving of 11 residential search warrants since last week and the issuing of 44 arrest warrants.

Operation Crack Down involved the Sheriff's Office and Starke Police Department  initiated by the arrest of Albert Covington on Wednesday.

The Sheriff's Office said the investigation began after a previous operation was conducted targeting the demand side of the drug trade in Bradford County. Drug-unit investigators then turned their attention towards the supply side and believe some if not all of those arrested during this operation were involved in the trafficking of the majority of illegal drugs into Bradford County.

"This entire operation was very ambitious from the get go. It is the mission of the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office to attack the criminal drug trade aggressively and relentlessly," said Sheriff Gordon Smith

Those arrested in the past week include:

  • Albert Cecil Covington (3/1/81)
  • Atavius Barnes (5/28/92)
  • Emanuel Collier (5/22/49)
  • Rabinonn Hankerson (12/2/78)
  • Marvin Slocum (4/3/72)
  • James Jamison (11/23/91)
  • Gregory Pittman (12/29/70)
  • Tory Hunter (3/19/78) Omar Goosby (2/8/86)
  • Willie Houston (4/13/60)
  • Natalie Kulbacki (12/2/88)
  • Aaron Taylor (5/4/86)
  • Alphonso Pernell (3/14/80)
  • Randall Risby (9/15/87)
  • Joseph Ray (12/17/72)
  • Mario Hankerson (3/19/76)
  • Marjorie Havard (7/1/67)
  • Cynthia Gibson (9/14/71)
  • Hazel Welch-Rowe (9/5/75)
  • Greogory Chandler (10/1/62)
  • Dennis Jackson (1/16/76)
  • Dennis Asbell (1/7/74)
  • Anthony French (9/22/62)
  • Ricky Gainey (2/6/57)
  • Linda Hankerson (6/4/80)
  • Anthony Aaron (10/21/58)
  • Roy S. Jackson (10/10/71)
  • Donald Hill (4/21/73)
  • Velma Covington (1/1/57)
  • Laura Moore (9/20/86)
  • Rebecca Lawson (10/31/69)