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Camp Eight Search Warrant

Posted June 6th, 2016

WINTER HAVEN – Based on numerous complaints regarding criminal activity including reported shootings, drug activity and the illegal sales of alcohol, Winter Haven Police Detectives conducted “Operation Camp’s Closed” on Friday. The operation also included assistance from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Wales Police Department.

In mid-May, an investigation was started on the property at the corner of Ave. P, NW and 3rd St, NW in Winter Haven – locally known as Camp Eight. Over the past month, numerous complaints had been received from local residents regarding code enforcement issues, block parties, loud music and possible sales of alcohol on the property.

On Friday, June 3, search warrants were obtained for the properties and officers executed the warrants at 5 p.m. A total of 39 people were at the property and detained while a search of dwellings, vehicles and the whole property was conducted. Nobody attempted to run or resist.

Officers found weapons, alcohol and narcotics all around the property obviously thrown on the ground in haste and then also hidden in several areas including in trees, inside of cereal boxes, in a grill and a makeshift bathroom that had been constructed on the property.

Overall, 10 people were arrested. Others on the property were released.

Four firearms were recovered (firearms; (2) .22 caliber RG revolver, 1- .22 semi-automatic Mossberg rifle; Smith and Wesson M&P .40 caliber (stolen out of Osceola County); and the following items were seized: $532.69 cash, 3 vehicles, 307.6 grams of marijuana, 5.2 grams of cocaine, 30.3 grams of MDMA (ecstasy), 14.5 grams of synthetic cannabis and .4 grams of methamphetamine. The illegal sales of alcohol netted more than 400 cans of beer and 400 large bottles of liquor being destroyed on site.

The following people were booked into the Polk County Jail on charges listed:

Charles Cuyler (B/M, 03/08/1958) 232 Ave P NW, Winter Haven

Charges: Poss of cannabis; Sale of alcohol w/ out license; Poss of paraphernalia; Maintaining dwelling for narcotics sale

Criminal History: Poss of cocaine (2); Tamper w/ evidence (2); Poss of drug paraphernalia (2); ROWOV; No valid DL; Poss of drug paraphernalia;

Tacory Bradley (B/M, 03/22/82) 2220 Lucerne Park Rd

Charges: Poss of MDMA/ecstasy WITS w/in 1000 feet of church; Poss of cannabis WITS w/in 1000 feet of church; Poss of drug paraphernalia; Resisting w/out violence; PCSO Warrant- Aggravated Battery

Criminal History: Poss of cannabis; Poss of drug paraphernalia (2); No valid DL; Retail Theft; DWLSR (2); Aggravated battery w/ firearm; Criminal mischief; Felony Battery; Uttering forged instrument; Petit theft; Felony Battery (2); DV Battery; Poss of cannabis (2); Poss of firearm by felon; Aggravated battery; Aggravated assault w/ firearm

Timothy Jones (B/M, 03/13/83) 147 Ave E SE, Winter Haven FL 33880

Charges: Poss of cannabis WITS w/in 1000 ft of church; Poss of paraphernalia

Criminal History: Theft; Battery; Trespass; Forgery; Uttering forged instrument; Grand Theft; No Valid DL; Filing false police report;

Alphonsa Jerome Payne (B/M, 01/13/87) 2568 NE Palm Drive, Winter Haven

Charges: PCSO Warrant- Felony Battery

Criminal History: Battery (2); Poss of cannabis; Poss of drug paraphernalia; Trespassing (2); Battery on Detention employee; Burglary (2); Aggravated Fleeing to elude; No valid DL; ROWOV (6); Poss of cocaine; Tamper w/ evidence; DWLSR; Grand Theft; DV Battery (2);

Debra Woods (B/F, 07/03/61) 2711 Ave J NW, Winter Haven

Charges: Poss of cannabis; Poss of paraphernalia

Criminal History: Theft

Roshana Nicole Smith (B/F, 02/15/82) 233 Avenue Q NE, Winter Haven

Charges: Poss of cannabis; Poss of drug paraphernalia

History: None

Calixte Fitzgerald (B/M, 09/27/88) 263 Palmetto Ave NE, Winter Haven FL

Charges: Poss of cannabis WITS w/in 1000 feet of church, Poss of paraphernalia

History: Burglary; DV Battery (2); Petit Theft

Jason Tugerson (B/M, 09/07/83) 217 Ave O NW, Winter Haven

Charges: Poss of cannabis; Poss of drug paraphernalia

Criminal History: Poss of cannabis (5); Poss of drug paraphernalia (2); Carry concealed firearm; Aggravated Battery; Armed Burglary; Trafficking hydromorphone; Poss of cocaine WITS; Poss of cannabis WITS; Felony possession of cannabis; Trafficking in oxycodone; Poss of paraphernalia; ROWOV (2); Escape; Petit Theft; DWLSR

Johnny McCray (B/M, 11/21/50) 203 8th ST NE, #D, Winter Haven FL 33881

Charges: Poss of cannabis; Poss of paraphernalia

Criminal History: No Valid DL; Poss of cocaine; Poss of drug paraphernalia

Sabrina Wilson (B/M, 08/29/78) 184 Rebecca Drive NE, Winter Haven FL

Charges: Poss of methamphetamine; Felony Poss of cannabis; Poss of drug paraphernalia

Criminal History: Aggravated Assault w/ weapon;