Citizen Tips Lead to Drug Arrest

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Press Release: Leon County Sheriff's Office

Yesterday afternoon, March 19, 2013, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office VICE Unit served a search warrant at 2765 West Tharpe Street Apartment #112. Detectives were responding to citizen tips that the resident at this location was engaged in the illegal sale and trafficking of prescription medications.

The search warrant culminated an investigation in which detectives conducted surveillance and made undercover drug purchases of illegally obtained prescription medication over the past several weeks.

A search of the apartment revealed almost 300 prescription pills of Morphine. As a result of this investigation William D. Smith was arrested and charged with two counts of the Sale of Opium or
Derivative within 1000 feet of a Child Care Facility and Trafficking in Opium or Derivative.

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