Over 70 suspects charged in Polk Co. drug bust

Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A 9-month long wiretap investigation helped lead to the arrest of over 70 suspects on drug charges in Polk County.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, “Operation Hot Wire,” which began in Sept. 2019, stemmed from a series of five violent, gang-related armed home invasions and the murder of Shay Collins in Dundee in 2019. The operation focused on the distribution of illegal drugs in the county.

The sheriff’s office said detectives served 12 search warrants countywide and the investigation led to 74 suspects being charged with 711 felonies and 11 drugs, including 30 grams of fentanyl, were seized, with a total street value of over half a million dollars.

Additionally, deputies say more than $50,000 was seized in cash and several firearms, some being stolen and some illegally possessed, were also found.

Of the 74 suspects, 68 have been arrested and six other suspects have warrants for their arrests.

Deputies say two of the suspects are in the country illegally. Eight suspects told detectives they receive government assistance, and 22 suspects have been to state prison before.

The suspects charged in this investigation have a combined total of 1,320 previous arrests.

Five armed home invasion robberies so far have been linked to suspects arrested during this investigation, according to Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

“People from all over Polk County were negatively impacted by what these criminals did. Communities and families were exposed to violence, loved-ones were tortured by drug addiction, and at least two people that we know of died from overdoses of fatal mixtures of heroin and fentanyl purchased from these suspects. With these arrests, lives will be saved,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.

Below are some of the drugs and guns found during the investigation:

  • Drugs:
    • Fentanyl
    • Alprazolam (Xanax)
    • Cannabis
    • Cocaine (powder)
    • Cocaine (crack)
    • Heroin
    • Hydromorphone
    • Hydrocodone
    • MDMA
    • Methamphetamine
    • Methadone
    • Oxycodone
  • Weapons and ammo:
    • 6 handguns (2 stolen)
    • A Tech 9 submachine gun with a suppressor
    • A sawed-off shotgun
    • A long barrel shotgun
    • 4 high capacity magazines, 83 bullets

Below are the names of the suspects who have been arrested:

  • Danny Allen Fournier II, 33
  • Jerry Parrish, 31
  • Angela Williams-Woodhouse, 55
  • Robert Heard, 49
  • Alexis Torres-Galindo
  • Michael Williams, 48
  • Tianetta Hoskey, 37
  • Marcus Wright, 43
  • Garrian Larry, 45
  • German Luna-Tenorio, 43
  • Yesenia Martina Zavaleta, 43
  • Sergio Benitez, 33
  • Bridget Moran, 35
  • Juan Mugica, Jr., 31
  • Diane Reisig, 68
  • Christopher Burge, 36
  • Carlos Cortez, 32
  • Abigail Najera, 21
  • Susan Button, 46,
  • Crus Mojica, 38
  • Steven Franklin, 45
  • Marcelo Ponce, 28
  • Gilbert Dueno, 27
  • Ronnie Lyons, 50
  • Benito Andres Arellano, 52
  • Quashawn Burgess, 32
  • Brenda Harris, 51
  • Flornando Medina Camacho, 41
  • Aleidy Medina-Irizarry, 26
  • Kenneth Rogers, 35
  • Shaun Evans, Jr.*, 17, (*information about juveniles charged with felonies is public record)
  • Carlito Henderson, 19
  • Antoine Cruz, 23
  • Le-Davionte Sinnett, 18
  • Tressa Lanier, 43
  • Richard McIntosh, 62
  • Paul Grimes, 54
  • Ashley White, 32
  • Carrie Nolan, 59
  • Loretta Montford, 64
  • Patrick Dorce, 39
  • Brandon Scaife, 34
  • Ashaunta Dias, 39
  • Brittany Youngs, 29
  • Elijah Alexander, 22
  • Kevonte Vandoorn, 22
  • Gary Jordan, 37
  • James Dozier, 35
  • Latoya Dixon, 29
  • Javonta Ohara, 23
  • Donte Mahogany, 27
  • A 17-year-old male
  • Lorenzo Miller, Jr., 19
  • Keeven Hobby, 23
  • Paul Bouiye, 37
  • Aretha Telemaque, 50
  • Salena Harvey, 48
  • Sagan Barker, 30
  • Brigette Spathe, 25
  • Harrell Gosha, 55
  • Eddie Boone, 47
  • Kenneth Stephens, 68
  • Jaderian Johnson, 25
  • Julian Mills, 42
  • Donnas Dailey, 49
  • Michael Booker, 56
  • Barbara Smith, 57
  • Willie Pierce Jr., 38
  • Tedward Hamilton, 28

The following suspects have warrants out for their arrests:

  • Terrance Morton, 24
  • Lisson Etienne, Jr., 42
  • Willy Adam Jr., 35
  • Nathanial Everett, 40
  • Garrian Larry, 45
  • Wesley Denney, 33

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