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Task force cracks down on drugs

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By The Staff

A 26-year-old Williston resident was arrested last week and charged with four counts of possession of crack cocaine and four counts of sale of crack cocaine.

Demetris A. Wallace of 21370 N.E. 38th Place, was charged after the Levy County Drug Task Force used a confidential source to allegedly make four drug buys, on April 17, April 18, May 1 and May 29th. Three of the buys were at the 38th Place address, while the other was at 21431 N.E. 35th St.

A total of $550 changed hands, according to a release from the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

Total bond was $90,000.

The Drug Task Force also made a pair of arrests at an apartment complex at 500 W. Park Ave. in Chiefland.

Anthony Ray Edwards, 19, of Apt. 503, and Miranda Youghtab Watkins, 29, also of Apt. 503, were each charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of marijuana less than 20 grams.

According to sheriff's reports, the task force executed a search warrant at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 7. The drugs were found in the master bedroom, where both defendants were found.

Bond was set at $15,000 each.