Three Arrested in Heroin Sting

By: Leon County Sheriff's Office; Julie Montanaro Email
By: Leon County Sheriff's Office; Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED by Julie Montanaro
July 12, 2013

Three people were nabbed in a heroin sting in Tallahassee.

William Marcum, Kenneth Reed and Jennifer Williams were arrested Thursday.

Deputies say the men had the heroin bundled in tiny balloons and were selling them for between 40 and 80 dollars a piece.

The woman they found trying to shoot up heroin in a convenience store bathroom right across the street.

They say she had the needles tucked into her eyeglass case.

Deputies say they seized 22 pea size bundles worth $800-$1200 on the street as well as $400 in cash.

Deputies say heroin busts are rare in Tallahassee.

Marcum and Reed are accused of possessing and distributing heroin. Williams is accused of possession of drug paraphernalia.


Press Release: Leon County Sheriff's Office

On June 11, 2013, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit arrested 62 year old William Marcum, 43 year old Kenneth Reed and 44 year old Jennifer Williams in the culmination of a month long undercover drug sales investigation. During the month of June, detectives received information that Marcum was selling heroin in Leon County.

Undercover detectives purchased heroin from Marcum, conducted surveillance and arrested Marcum and Reed in a traffic stop near the intersection of Aenon Church Road and Blountstown Highway. Williams was arrested after meeting with Marcum and being found in possession of syringes containing heroin residue.

During this investigation, detectives seized 22 individual packages containing heroin. Marcum and Reed were taken to the Leon County Jail. Williams was issued a Notice to Appear.


William Marcum


62 years old
William Marcum
Charges: Possession of Heroin with Intent to Sell, Distribution of Heroin


Kenneth Reed


43 years old
Kenneth Reed
Charges: Distribution of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked


Jennifer Williams


44 years old
Jennifer Williams
Charges: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


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