2 arrested on Union County drug charges


UNION COUNTY, Fla. – Union County Sheriff Brad Whitehead in cooperation with the Multi-agency drug task force arrested two Alachua County suspects for drug trafficking today just outside of Lake Butler.

Two people were arrested Wednesday near Lake Butler on drug trafficking charges, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said 34-year-old Travis Norris and 57-year-old Winifred McAllister, both of Alachua County, were the latest in a three-month long undercover drug operation headed by the sheriff's office.

Investigators arrested Norris and McAllister about 2 p.m. Wednesday just off County Road 231, south of Lake Butler.

They are charged with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and using electronic devices to conduct drug transactions, and possession of spring assisted weapon.

Investigators said they seized several grams of cocaine and marijuana, along with cash and the suspects' rental car. Deputies said the two had routinely been conducting business in Union County.

They said additional drug charges are forthcoming from previous undercover operations involving both of the suspects.