NewsLocal News

Actions

ALLinLEON operation nets 29 arrests, seizure of 8 guns, 1.5 pounds of drugs

Leon County Sheriff's Office (generic)
Posted at 11:32 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 11:41:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Authorities say an ALLinLEON operation has resulted in 29 arrests and the seizure of eight guns, more than 1.5 pounds of drugs and more than $7,500 in cash.

United States Attorney Lawrence Keefe and Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil announced the results of last week's joint operation on Tuesday. The arrests were made by a multi-agency strike force between LCSO and U.S. Marshals under the ALLinLeon initiative.

According to authorities, the results of last week’s operation include 29 total arrests, eight firearms seized, including 3 listed as stolen weapons, the seizure of 136.5 grams of cannabis, 28.5 grams of cocaine powder, 38 grams of cocaine rock, 7 grams of meth, 499 grams of synthetic drugs, and $7,551.86 in currency; and the recovery of two stolen vehicles.

“When we launched this operation last month, we knew it would not take long for our efforts to bear fruit. These most recent arrests are the result, and we know they will, in turn, lead to even bigger outcomes in the future,” said Keefe, who is the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. “The hard work of so many dedicated law enforcement professionals have made the streets of Leon County safer now than they were a month ago.”

Among the individuals arrested in the operation are:

- Brandon Wolf, who was wanted by the State Attorney’s Office on multiple counts of aggravated possession of child pornography and fled to Alabama before being arrested by U.S. Marshals;

- Casey Goodson, who was wanted for multiple burglaries, grand theft, stolen property, and narcotics, and is now facing additional charges of aggravated assault on two law enforcement officers, as well as fleeing/eluding and grand theft;

- Nicholas Cofer, who was wanted by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for sexual assault on an incapacitate person;

- Kewon Bruce and Quinterry Hale, who were arrested when a warrant was served and officers discovered five firearms, cash, and several types of drugs.

“It’s multi-agency operations like this one that are driving the enforcement portion of ALLinLEON. Working together, with our law enforcement partners, is the only way we can rid our community of those who don’t want to contribute in a positive way,” Sheriff McNeil said.

The joint federal, state, and local strike force is part of LCSO's effort to crack down on violent crime in the Big Bend region.