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Dozen people arrested, drugs seized in Stokes Landing Road-area operation

Initiative results in 12 people being charged with various crimes

Top row (from left to right): Bobby Wise, Brandi Tyre, Brian Davis, Dawn Weston, Jennifer Brian, Kathryn Mortimer. Bottom row (from left to right): Milton Tyre, Nicole Collette, Paul Lanning, Ronald Mullins, TimothyTippett
Top row (from left to right): Bobby Wise, Brandi Tyre, Brian Davis, Dawn Weston, Jennifer Brian, Kathryn Mortimer. Bottom row (from left to right): Milton Tyre, Nicole Collette, Paul Lanning, Ronald Mullins, TimothyTippett

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A dozen people were arrested and significant drug seizures were made in a Stokes Landing Road-area operation, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office conducted a data-driven policing analysis in January to determine locations in the county where citizens were complaining about drug activity, deputies said.

The analysis revealed the Stokes Landing Road area was a location of abnormally high complaints about drug activity and reckless driving. The Sheriff's Office said it began a data-driven enforcement initiative in the area as a result.

The initiative has resulted in 12 people being charged with various crimes, including trafficking in methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substances and felony driving on a suspended license, the Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said 161 grams of methamphetamine, narcotic medications and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were also seized as a result of the initiative.

"With the state-of-the-art technology and policing methods recently implemented by the Sheriff's Office, there is no place to hide," Sheriff DeLoach said. "We are able to track areas of concern and we will continue to promptly and vigorously address those areas."

The Sheriff's Office said the initiative is ongoing.

Persons charged:

  • Dawn Weston: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine
  • Timothy Tippett: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Ronald Mullins: Possession of methamphetamine, destruction of evidence, felony driving on a suspended license
  • Ernesto Gonzalez: Trafficking methamphetamine, manufacture methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Jennifer Brain: Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Brandi Tyre: Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Milton Tyre: Possession of methamphetamine, violation of burn ban
  • Brian Davis: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony driving on a suspended license
  • Kathryn Mortimer: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Bobby Wise: Felony driving on a suspended license
  • Paul Lanning: Felony driving on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Nicole Collette: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled narcotic, driving on a suspended license