East Palatka, FL: On August 12, 2014 at approximately 3:00 pm Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies were conducting narcotics enforcement patrols in the area of Putnam County Boulevard. Deputies noticed a suspicious white Ford Explorer in front of a residence known for past drug activity. As they approched the area the vehicle suddenly drove off. The vehicle then ran a stop sign causing the deputies to attempt a traffic stop. The driver, later identified as D’Juan Antonio Foster, drove into a yard on Youngs Lane, jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot carrying 2 large bags. As deputies engaged in a spirited foot chase through yards and over fences, they observed Foster throw the bags into the brush in two different areas. The foot pursuit ended when deputies Josue Garriga and Cole Glaser caught up to Foster and took him into custody.
When the deputies recovered the bags thrown by Foster and walked the path of the pursuit, they discovered that Foster had discarded 28 small bags containing a total of 23 grams of powder cocaine, a large bag containing 326 grams of marijuana, scales used for weighing narcotics and other paraphernalia associated with the sale and distribution of drugs . The recovered narcotics have a street value of between five and six thousand dollars. Sheriff Jeff Hardy said “This type of enforcement and intervention by our patrol deputies is effective in taking drugs and criminals off the streets of our County and is one of the reasons the County crime rate continues to decline”.
Foster was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, maintaining a drug vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a revoked driver’s license. Foster is being held in the Putnam County Jail on a bond of $40,000.00
Interlachen, FL: On Monday August 11, 2014 at approximately 4:30 pm Putnam County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 34 year old Jason William Clymer at 336 Winton Avenue in Interlachen on an active warrant. The warrant was issued in connection with the failure to appear for previous charges of the possession of drug equipment. Upon arrival at the home deputies were granted permission to search the premises for Clymer by the property owner. Clymer was located hiding in the attic and refused to comply with verbal commands to come down. Eventually Sergeant Tim Frill and Lieutenant Scott Surrency entered the attic to assist Clymer in coming down. Clymer continued to refuse to comply at which time pepper spray was deployed and Clymer was taken into custody.
During the search of the home numerous items of drug related paraphernalia were located in plain view which further investigation determined to belong to Clymer. Clymer was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Jail where he was booked on one count of the possession of drug equipment, one count of resisting an officer without violence and one count of failure to appear. Clymer is currently being held without the benefit of a bond.
Bostwick, FL: On Friday August 8, 2014 at approximately 9:30 am Putnam County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Ray Darrell Wilkinson on an active warrant for the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The arrest was made when deputies who were conducting surveillance of his activities watched him leave a residence in the Bostwick area and get into the passenger seat of a car. They followed Wilkinson until the car was safely away from residences and businesses and conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle on an unpopulated section of Hwy 17 North. Sheriff’s Office vehicles blocked southbound traffic on Hwy 17 for approximately 15 minutes while the stop was made and Wilkinson was secured. The warrant for his arrest was issued after Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained information linking Wilkinson to the sale of firearms believed to have been stolen during a recent home burglary.
After being interviewed by detectives Wilkinson was booked into the Putnam County Jail on one count of the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and is currently being held on a bond of $50,000.00
Interlachen, FL: On Thursday August 7, 2014, at approximately 7:30 pm Putnam County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 100 Arrowhead Drive, Interlachen, in reference to an assault in progress call. On arrival deputies made contact with a female victim who said she was arguing with her fiancé, Rafael Campos-Zurita, when he grabbed her around the throat, pushed her to the ground and forcibly dragged her throughout the house knocking over numerous pieces of furniture. An independent witness verified the victim’s statements. Contact was made with Campos-Zurita who advised deputies that he had been drinking and further stated he “had 15 beers all day”.
Campos-Zurita was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Jail where he was booked on the charge of domestic battery by strangulation. He is currently being held on a bond of $5,004.00.
Interlachen, FL: On August 5, 2014 at approximately 3:00 pm Putnam County Sheriff’s Office deputies observed 29 year old Victor Manuel Concepcion turning East on State Road 20 from County Road 315 in Interlachen. Knowing Concepcion to have a suspended driver’s license, they conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle. During the course of the stop, a canine was walked around the exterior of the vehicle and alerted on the driver’s side. A search of the vehicle revealed a hydrocodone pill, a white powder which field tested positive for cocaine and drug related paraphernalia.
Concepcion was arrested and transported to the Putnam County Jail where he was booked on the below listed charges and is currently being held without the benefit of a bond.
1.One count of the possession of drugs
2.One count of the possession of cocaine
3.One moving traffic violation (driving on a suspended license)
4.One count of the violation of probation