Heroin Bust in Panhandle

By: Madison County Sheriff's Office Email
By: Madison County Sheriff's Office Email

Press Release: Madison County

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that the Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force recently received information of Heroin use and sells occurring in Madison County.

The Drug Task Force initiated an investigation utilizing specific investigative techniques that led to the identity of certain persons involved in the sell and use of the Heroin.

The Madison County Drug Task Force partnered with Investigators of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force and conducted “Covert” Drug buy operations in Madison County. The operations proved successful in purchasing a product that was sold as and presumptively tested positive for heroin. As a result of this investigation, the early stages of a heroin operation in Madison County have been shut down.

On Monday the 18th day of March 2013, the following have been arrested and charged:

Georgia Hopson, W/F, DOB: 02/16/1984 of Lee Florida. Charged: Possession of Heroin with intent to sell and Sell of Heroin. Bond set at $30,000.00

Alesha Wing, W/F, DOB: 11/06/1985 of Madison Florida. Charged: Principal Possession of Heroin with intent to sell and Principal to Sell of Heroin. Bond set at $41,500.00

Marvin Davis, B/M, DOB: 07/21/1970 of Madison Florida. Charged with Possession of Heroin with intent to sell (2counts) and Sell of Heroin a controlled substance (2 counts). Bond set at $50,000.00 for current charges and a No Bond on Violation of Probation.

Sheriff Stewart comments that this is the first reported incident of suspected Heroin use and sell that has been investigated by the Madison County Drug Task Force in several years. The Sheriff’s Office appreciates expressed concerns and information regarding potential illegal activities and will continue to be proactive and proficiently serve and protect the citizens of Madison County.


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