Woman Pleads Guilty For Distributing Fentanyl Causing DeathKimberly Fleer (27, Seffner) has pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl to an individual, causing that individual’s death. Fleer faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years, and up to life, in federal prison. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.
Florida Man Sentenced For Child Sex TraffickingU.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced Gregory Thomas Garcia (35, Orange Park) to 16 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking. The court also ordered Garcia to forfeit a 2015 Ford Focus vehicle that he had used in committing the offense.
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Participate In Florida Association Of Police Explorers State CompetitionThe Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 900 participated in the 2021 Florida Association of Police Explorers State Competition and the 2021 Public Safety Cadets National Competition.
CDC Recommends Everyone Wear A Mask In Public PlacesOfficials announced Tuesday afternoon that people who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated need to start wearing masks in public indoor settings again.
Polk County Sheriff's Office Searching For Suspect In MurderAn Auburndale woman was found dead in her home on Monday morning, July 26, 2021, just after 9:00 AM, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking her boyfriend of more than 20-years for her murder.
Polk County Has It's Second Rabies Case Of The YearA fox that was being aggressive and trying to attack six barn cats, four horses, and two cows at a Polk City property has been confirmed to have been infected with rabies.
HSCO Requesting Help To Identify A SuspectThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help to identify a subject who sexually battered a victim early Sunday morning. 
Investigation Underway After Death Of An InmateThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation surrounding the death of an inmate housed at the Falkenburg Road Jail.
Sarasota Man Arrested And Facing Charges Of Sexual Battery On A Victim Under 12John M. Smith, 47, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of sexual battery on a victim under 12 by an offender over 18.  Smith is being held in the Sarasota County Jail.  Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking them to call Detective Maria Llovio.
Bond Denied For Alleged 77th Street Gang MemberReversing a federal magistrate judge’s ruling, United States District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. has ordered that Kenny Terlent, 19, will remain in a federal detention center without bond pending his trial on charges of illegally possessing a machine gun, identity theft, and Covid-19 benefit related fraud.
Three Men Sentenced For The Robbery Of A Cellphone StoreThree men have been sentenced to federal prison for aiding and abetting the robbery of a cellphone store and aiding and abetting the brandishing of a firearm during a robbery.