24 arrested, 3 sought in Nassau County drug sweep

Published On: Jul 24 2014 10:18:45 AM EDT
NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -

The Nassau County Sheriff's Office has announced the results of Operation High on Summertime, which was designed to reduce illegal drug activity within the county.

Over the last several months, the Sheriff's Office said, it has conducted numerous undercover drug operations within Nassau County. Based on the operations, warrants were obtained on several people from Fernandina Beach, Callahan, Yulee, Hilliard and Jacksonville.

During Operation High on Summertime, law enforcement officers said they were able to arrest 24 of those felons and take them off the streets. Deputies have issued arrest warrants for three others, so more arrests are anticipated.

"We will continue to investigate drug crimes in this county relentlessly," said Sheriff Bill Leeper. "In addition to getting the criminals off the street, we collect valuable information that will help us solve other crimes. If you have knowledge of someone dealing illegal drugs within Nassau County, please let us know."

Those arrested were:

  • Ralph Ellison, 47 from Callahan; Sale of a controlled substance.
  • Adam Galvan, 25 from Fernandina Beach; Sale of marijuana.
  • Shawn Wilson, 39 from Fernandina Beach; Sale of marijuana.
  • David Propes, 26 from Fernandina Beach; Sale of marijuana.
  • Jessica Jamison, 31 from Fernandina Beach; Sale of cocaine.
  • Marshall DePriest, 31 from Yulee; Sale of cocaine.
  • Justin Murphy, 20 from Yulee; Sale of marijuana.
  • Leon Williams, 53 from Yulee; Sale of cocaine.
  • Jerry Rushton, 45 from Fernandina Beach; Sale of marijuana, Sale of a controlled substance.
  • Mark Moore, 27 from Callahan; Sale of marijuana.
  • Elroy McKinnon, 57 from Jacksonville; Sale of a controlled substance.
  • Lisa Latham, 47 from Hilliard; Sale of a controlled substance.
  • Tommy Dean Roach, 44 from Jacksonville; Sale of a controlled substance.
  • Timothy Melton, 50 from Callahan; Sale of a controlled substance.
  • Shawn Lamont Whigham, 39 from Fernandina Beach; Sale of cocaine.
  • Gary Wayne Cothren, 45 from Callahan; Sale of a controlled substance, Cultivation of marijuana.
  • David John Scheider, 48 from Hilliard; Sale of a controlled substance.
  • Sarah Borja, 22 from Jacksonville; Sale of a controlled substance.
  • Emmerett Jordan, 45 from Jacksonville; Sale of cocaine.
  • Lewis William Donley, 50 from Hilliard; Sale of a controlled substance.
  • Tracey Bonita Britt, 40 from Jacksonville; Sale of a controlled substance, Sale of marijuana.
  • Alexander Uton Brown, 32, from Jacksonville; Possession of cocaine.
  • Christopher Sieron Mote, 28, from Jacksonville; Sale of a controlled substance.
  • Christopher Ashley Tilyou, 31, from Callahan; Sale of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of weapon by a convicted felon.

Arrest Warrants have been issued for the following people:

  • Anthony Reed Sergent, 36 from Fernandina Beach; Sale of a controlled substance, Sale of marijuana.
  • Bernadette Talmo, 47, from Fernandina Beach; Sale of marijuana.
  • Devone Jerey Elliott, 26, from Folkston, Georgia; Sale of marijuana.

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