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Putnam residents charged in 'Operation Heat Wave'

Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photos
Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photos

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla – The Putnam County Sheriff's Office arrest 11 in the first round of an operation dubbed "Operation Heat Wave," and several more warrants are out for residents with narcotic law violations.

Nineteen of the suspects have been charged with violations of Florida Statutes and one has been federally indicted for the distribution of a controlled substance.
The warrants come as the result of a six-month series of undercover investigations by the drug and vice unit.

The investigations were conducted throughout Putnam County, with special
attention paid to the San Mateo and southern Putnam County areas. At the conclusion of this particular series of investigations arrest warrants were obtained for twenty suspects.

The roundup of suspects began Friday evening with a combined effort of the Sheriff's Office Drug and Vice Unit and the Street Crimes Unit.  At present 11 suspects have been arrested, and nine are still being sought.

MUG SHOTSS: Operation Summer Heat

Anyone with information concerning the location of the remaining wanted suspects are asked to contact the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 386-329-0801 or Crime Stoppers of North East Florida at 888-277-8477.

Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Below is the list of people arrested or wanted.

1. Antonio Lamar Gilyard, San Mateo (38)
 Warrant – Sale of crack cocaine
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 Bond: $140,000.00
 ARRESTED
Warrant – Sale of cocaine

Warrant – Sale of cocaine

Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance

 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 Bond: $140,000.00
 ARRESTED

2. Larry Burless Gilyard, San Mateo (42)
Warrant – Sale of crack cocaine within 1000 feet of school
 Bond: $35,000.00
 ARRESTED


3. Michael Leonard Knowles, Bostwick (23)
 Warrant - Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 Bond: $5004.00
 ARRESTED


4. Sara Marie Stone, San Mateo (27)
Warrant – Sale of crack cocaine within 1000 feet of a school
Warrant – Sale of crack cocaine within 1000 feet of a school
 Warrant – Sale of crack cocaine
 Bond: $80,000.00
 ARRESTED


5. Lindsey Nicole Walker, Satsuma (27 )
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 Bond: $20,000.00
 ARRESTED


6. Cartageous Sentell Valentine, Palatka (34)
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 Bond: $75,000.00
 ARRESTED


7. Courtney Mae Holdefield, Palatka (26)
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance*
 Bond: $7,500.00
 ARRESTED

8. Vincent Alexander Quiles, Interlachen (34)
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 Bond: $12,500.00
ARRESTED

9. Kendrick Kanard Johnson, Hawthorne (32)
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 Bond: $20,000.00
 ARRESTED

10. Della R. McCaskill, Interlachen (54)
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 Bond: $12,500
 ARRESTED

11. Name Withheld – Ongoing investigation
 Federal Warrant - Distribution of controlled substance
 ARRESTED

12. Esteban Rodriguez, Interlachen (24)
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 WANTED

13. Eric Purnell Gilyard, San Mateo (50)
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 WANTED

14. Calvon Estmond Jones, Palatka (32)
 Warrant – Sale of methamphetamine
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 WANTED

15. Clinton Eugene McNett, Palatka (48)
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 WANTED

16. Katherine Ada Walker, Satsuma (27)
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 WANTED

17. Trivauhn Quadrey Bush, Crescent City (25)
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 WANTED

18. Thomas Lee McCaskil, East Palatka (45)
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 Warrant – Sale of cocaine
 WANTED

19. Amber Dawn Renta-Aler, Satsuma (34)
 Warrant – Sale of schedule II controlled substance
 WANTED

20. Celina Renee Wilson Kauffman, Pomona Park (47)
 Warrant – Sale of Schedule II controlled substance
 WANTED