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BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. -- After several months of investigation, the Bradford County Sheriff's Drug Unit charged more than 40 people in a drug sweep called "Operation Crack Down."

Search warrants were served throughout Bradford County in a combined effort between the Bradford County Sheriff's Special Response Team (SRT) and the Starke Police Department's Street Crimes Unit (SCU).

This investigation into the supply side of the drug trade in Bradford County began after a previous operation was conducted targeting the demand side.

Sheriff Gordon Smith stated, "This entire operation was very ambitious from the get go. It is the mission of the Bradford County Sheriff's Office to attack the criminal drug trade aggressively and relentlessly. I want to publicly thank Chief Jeff Johnson and the men and women of the Starke Police Department for their assistance as well."

Arrested:

  • Albert Cecil Covington (3/1/81)
  • Atavius Barnes (5/28/92)
  • Emanuel Collier (5/22/49)
  • Rabinonn Hankerson (12/2/78)
  • Marvin Slocum (4/3/72)
  • James Jamison (11/23/91)
  • Gregory Pittman (12/29/70)
  • Tory Hunter (3/19/78)
  • Omar Goosby (2/8/86)
  • Willie Houston (4/13/60)
  • Natalie Kulbacki (12/2/88)
  • Aaron Taylor (5/4/86)
  • Alphonso Pernell (3/14/80)
  • Randall Risby (9/15/87)
  • Joseph Ray (12/17/72)
  • Mario Hankerson (3/19/76)
  • Marjorie Havard (7/1/67)
  • Cynthia Gibson (9/14/71)
  • Hazel Welch-Rowe (9/5/75)
  • Greogory Chandler (10/1/62)
  • Dennis Jackson (1/16/76)
  • Dennis Asbell (1/7/74)
  • Anthony French (9/22/62)
  • Ricky Gainey (2/6/57)
  • Linda Hankerson (6/4/80)
  • Anthony Aaron (10/21/58)
  • Roy S. Jackson (10/10/71)
  • Donald Hill (4/21/73)
  • Velma Covington (1/1/57)
  • Laura Moore (9/20/86)
  • Rebecca Lawson (10/31/69)
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